US EPA & FAA to Initiate CO2 Rulemaking Process


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US EPA & FAA to Initiate CO2 Rulemaking Process

April 20, 2015 by  
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Statistics reveal that in 2013, airplanes spewed up to 700 million metric tons of carbon dioxide into the air, and it is estimated that, if left unchecked, this is likely to more than triple by the year 2050. Although many countries make efforts to regulate the emissions of cars and trucks, efforts at regulating the aviation industry have been largely unsuccessful…

Boeing Backs Biofuel Derived From Tobacco

August 26, 2014 by  
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The aviation industry continues to strive to be in the forefront of industries with regard to managing carbon emissions. To this end the industry aims to attain carbon-neutral growth by the year 2020 as laid out in a resolution dubbed “CNG2020”, as well as working toward cutting emission by up to 50% by 2050 in comparison…

Algae-oil Based Biofuel for Aviation Industry

December 18, 2012 by  
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With the increasing demand for a cleaner burning aviation fuel obtained from renewable resources, Airbus recently signed a deal at the 9th China International Air Show…

Gulfstream’s G650 and G280 Flying Green

November 6, 2012 by  
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Showing the company’s commitment to green fuels, Gulfstream flew all five of its display and demonstration airplanes to NBAA 2012 in Orlando on a blend of Jet A and biofuel…

New Airpower Displayed at International Biofuel Exposition

November 18, 2008 by  
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This year’s edition of the International Biofuel Exposition will take place at the Hyatt Hotel in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The exposition has proved to be the perfect launching pad for Embraer who will be showcasing their exciting new Ipanema aircraft at the event. The Inpanema plane is alcohol-powered, so providing a great demonstration of the capabilities of biofuel.

Biofuel Research Led by Pratt & Whitney

July 16, 2008 by  
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Pratt & Whitney Canada recently announced that it was heading up an aerospace industry-university research effort designed to investigate which biofuels might be potentially used to power small and medium sized aircraft engines. The decision comes in the wake of the new UK biofuel policy review and should ultimately help to prove the feasibility of using biofuels to power aircraft.

Virgin Takes to the Skies with Palm Oil

February 27, 2008 by  
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Even though Virgin Atlantic has become the first commercial airline to successfully fly a commercial jet that was partially powered by a biofuel mixture of babassu and coconut oil, much debate has been sparked by this spectacular endeavor. Sir Richard Branson, who is the President of the airline, told the press that the flight was a small step towards developing new fuels that could hopefully assist in reducing the carbon emissions that are released into the air by the aviation industry.