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    Finnair runs longest commercial biofuel flight

    Finnair runs longest commercial biofuel flight

    Finnair has flown the world's longest commercial flight to date using biofuel. A Finnair Airbus plane was refueled in Amsterdam for a flight back to Helsinki last night by the Dutch SKY-energy biofuel company.

    http://yle.fi/uutiset/news/2011/07/f...tml?origin=rss

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    American Airlines Bets Billions on Greener Jets

    American Airlines yesterday announced what it says is the largest aircraft order in history -- and one that will make its fleet the nation's most fuel-efficient.

    The massive new order -- 460 planes from Boeing and Airbus, with an option for 465 more -- is focused on bringing even more fuel efficiency to its business: The first shipment of aircraft will be 35 percent more fuel efficient than models they'll be replacing, while the second batch will boost efficiency another 15 percent to 20 percent.


    http://www.greenbiz.com/news/2011/07...s-greener-jets


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    The biofuel for the DLH test, 4 times a day between HAM and FRA is from Finnland.
    Refuling in HAM. About 800 t for the 6-month-test

    Source: www.FOCUS.de


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    http://www.airportzentrale.de/?p=9170
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    Moz sends first biofuel to German airliner

    Maputo - Mozambique has exported its first batch of biofuel produced from the jatropha plant for use by the German airliner Lufthansa, a company official told AFP on Friday.
    Oil crushed from non-edible seeds from the drought resistant and fast growing plant are produced in the central province of Manica by British company Sun Biofuels which has sent 30 tons to Germany.



    “Luftansa alone is seeking 400 million litres per year of bio-fuel across the world.”

    http://www.iol.co.za/business/intern...iner-1.1104460


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    Controversial biofuel-powered flights.higher food prices

    European airlines to start controversial biofuel-powered flights

    William McLennan
    24th June, 2011
    The use of plant-based fuels for flights, backed by the EU, could contribute to higher food prices and increased greenhouse gas emissions

    Europe’s biggest airlines, including British Airways, Lufthansa and KLM have announced a major biofuels drive despite UN calls to limit biofuel growth.
    A glitzy gathering of the elite of Europe’s airline industry in Paris this week saw the launch of a major PR offensive to highlight the move towards replacing fossil fuels with biofuels- liquid fuels made from crops plants such as oil palm and jatropha.

    Higher food prices and increased greenhouse gas

    http://www.theecologist.org/News/new...d_flights.html

    Airlines Sign Up To EU Biofuels Pact

    http://news.airwise.com/story/view/1308783864.html

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    Flights between UAE and Australia use new green strategies

    Jul 27, 2011

    ABU DHABI // The last of four "green" flights arrived in Sydney from Abu Dhabi at the weekend.
    The Virgin Australia flight was the capstone of an experiment in increasing fuel efficiency.
    Department of Transport officials said that rather than use new technology, the green flights between the Emirates and Australia calculated the most fuel-efficient routes, even as the aircraft were in the sky.
    "This is achieved through close co-operation between air traffic control, the airport operator and the airline," a department official said.


    http://www.thenational.ae/thenationa...een-strategies

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    Aeromexico makes first biofuel trans-Atlantic flight

    Madrid, Aug 3 : An Aeromexico Boeing 777 arrived in the Spanish capital Tuesday, marking the first trans-Atlantic commercial flight powered in part by biofuel.

    "Fantastic" was pilot Francisco Fernandez Sarda's description of the flight from Mexico City to Madrid's Barajas International Airport.

    The plane made the journey on a mix of 55 tonnes of conventional aviation fuel and 20 tonnes of fuel made from the plant jatropha curcas.

    Passengers were "very happy" to be part of the historic flight, the pilot said, adding, "all the necessary tests were done and we knew that everything was going to go well".

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    http://www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-40556.html



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    Biodiesel fuel deal reached by Hawaiian Electric

    Aug 3, 2011

    Hawaiian Electric Co. (NYSE: HEI) and Pacific Biodiesel Inc. reached an agreement for Pacific Biodiesel to supply at least 250,000 gallons of biodiesel to the new 8 MW Honolulu International Airport Emergency Power Facility to be operated by Hawaiian Electric.

    The three-year contract with renewal options calls for Pacific Biodiesel to supply biodiesel from locally recycled cooking oil collected and processed at either the Pacific Biodiesel plant on Oahu or the Big Island Biodiesel refinery in Kea’au, Hawaii which is currently under construction. The contract is a result of a request for proposals issued by Hawaiian Electric in March 2010. It must be reviewed for approval by the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission with input from the Consumer Advocate. The biodiesel supply will begin when the airport facility is ready for operations, targeted for October 2012.

    http://www.power-eng.com/articles/20...-electric.html

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    Thomson Airways Fuels Flights with Cooking Oil

    U.K.-based Thomson Airways plans to be the first to power commercial flights with biofuel derived from used cooking oil

    Read more: http://www.energydigital.com/renewab...th-cooking-oil

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    Hopes high for greener aircraft

    An aviation expert says advanced fuel-saving technology will make new aircraft more environmentally friendly and that additional flights do not necessarily mean more pollution.

    While not addressing the pros and cons over the building of a third runway at Chek Lap Kok, Chim said worldwide air traffic fuel consumption for one passenger in 1985 was eight liters per 100 kilometers. This dropped to five liters in 2005 and could decrease to three liters in 2025.

    http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_d...20110808&fc=10

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