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    DC-8 flying lab validates laser instruments

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    This spectacular view of a large glacier in British Columbia, Canada, was captured from NASA's DC-8 flying laboratory during one of the ASCENDS II atmospheric sampling instrument validation flights. Credit: NSERC / Emily Schaller


    (PhysOrg.com) -- Twenty scientists went aloft aboard NASA’s DC-8 flying laboratory in late July to conduct an airborne test of four very different laser techniques for remotely measuring atmospheric carbon dioxide and two laser instruments that remotely measured oxygen. The DC-8 also carried two “truth” instruments – devices that are known to produce accurate data – that took air samples to be compared with the laser measurements.

    http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-...struments.html

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    Finnair too (biofuel)

    Finnair launched a series of biofuel powered flights between Amsterdam and Helsinki in July. The airline is using a 50/50 blend of biofuel derived from recycled vegetable oil and traditional jet fuel. The fuel is supplied by Amsterdam-based SkyNRG, which was co-founded in 2009 by Air France KLM, North Sea Group and Spring Associates. Finnair said it "will accept for permanent use only a biofuel alternative that is socially, ecologically and economically sustainable.”

    http://atwonline.com/eco-aviation/ar...nair-too-0815?

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    Europe Gives Airlines Some Room on Carbon Limits

    BRUSSELS — A European Union program aimed at slowing climate change will allow airlines to emit 85 percent of their carbon dioxide limits for free in the hope they would use the money to modernize their fleets, an official said Monday.
    The European Union’s existing cap-and-trade system limits the carbon dioxide emissions of power plants and big factories in the bloc by issuing permits for each ton of carbon they can emit. Each company is allocated permits to emit a set amount of carbon dioxide. They can buy extra credits if they exceed that limit or sell credits if they emit less.
    Next year, all airlines flying to and from Europe will be brought into the program, which is currently being challenged in court by some American carriers.
    Jos Delbeke, the EU’s director general for climate action, said Monday that carriers will be allowed to emit 85 percent of their limit — or cap — for free for the first year to ease the economic impact on the industry. The cap is set at 97 percent of the average aviation emissions from 2004-2006.



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    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/27/bu...n-limits.html?

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    Thomson's 'chip-fat' flight condemned

    Thomson Airways launched the first passenger flight powered by biofuel yesterday but as the company was celebrating its success green campaigners damned it as an irresponsible PR stunt.
    The Boeing 757 four-hour flight from Birmingham to Lanzarote, with 232 passengers onboard, had one engine powered with a 50% blend of hdroprocessed esters and fatty acids mixed with jet fuel.


    Friends of the Earth (FoE) also warned that rather than making flying greener, the use of biofuels for flights will wreck rainforests, push up food prices and increase climate-changing emissions.

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    Thomson Airways operates Britain’s first biofuel flight

    http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/ne...iofuel-flight/

    Friends of the Earth claims using biofuels on flights is unsustainable this move could lead to the destruction of rainforests. ActionAid has described the move as ‘little more than greenwash’
    Biofuel costs considerably more than ordinary jet fuel, so it is anticipated that the extra costs could be passed on to passengers, which could increase the cost of flying.

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    Lanzatech links with Swedes, Virgin and Boeing on bio-fuels push

    Bio-fuels pioneer Lanzatech New Zealand is accelerating its path into the aviation fuel market by partnering with a Swedish company to convert ethanol to aviation bio-fuel for use by global airline Virgin Atlantic and plane manufacturer Boeing.
    Both Lanzatech and Swedish Biofuels hold research contracts with the US Department of Defence Advanced Research Projects Agency, which is spearheading American research into alternatives to fossil fuels for aircraft.
    Lanzatech's patented bio-engineering process converts carbon monoxide-rich gas streams from steel mills into ethanol, creating a feedstock for production of an aviation bio-fuel. Swedish Biofuels has used its USDARPA funding to produce "fully synthetic 100 per cent biological aviation fuel from a wide variety of non-food biological feedstocks including lignocellulosic biomass."


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    http://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/n...ectid=10758496

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    Lufthansa Airlines To Begin Transatlantic Biosynthetic Fuel Fights.

    January 12, 2012 - After a six-month practical trial involving biosynthetic fuel, Lufthansa is pleased to announce the first positive results. In all, 1,187 biofuel flights were operated between Hamburg and Frankfurt. According to initial calculations, CO2 emissions were reduced by 1,471 tons. Total consumption of the biokerosene mix amounted to 1,556 tons.

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    Qatar Airways First Commercial Flight From Doha To London Using Gas-To-Liquids

    (MENAFN - Qatar News Agency) Qatar Petroleum (QP), Qatar Airways and Shell today celebrated the first commercial introduction of a new aviation jet fuel the first to be approved globally in over two decades. The innovative GTL Jet Fuel blended with Synthetic Parafinic Kerosene from the world's largest Gas to Liquids plant - Pearl GTL in Qatar - is now flowing into aeroplane tanks at Doha International Airport.

    HE Dr. Mohamed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry, Abdul Aziz Al Noaimi, Chairman of Qatar Civil Aviation Authority, Akbar Al-Baker, Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways and Wael Sawan, Managing Director and Chairman of Qatar Shell and Saad Al-Kuwari, Chief Executive Officer of Tasweeq today attended the inaugural fuelling of a Qatar Airways aircraft with GTL Jet Fuel at the airport.

    An Airbus A340-600, flight QR001 will make history by being the first to fly outbound from Doha International Airport, en route to London Heathrow using GTL Jet Fuel.

    This is a significant milestone for the giant onshore Pearl GTL complex, which is jointly developed by QP and Shell and is the largest energy project in Qatar. Fully approved for use as an aviation fuel, GTL Jet Fuel is a blend of up to 50% GTL Synthetic Parafinic Kerosene (SPK) meeting the stringent requirements of ASTM-D-7566 and conventional crude oil-derived standard jet fuel (Jet A-1).

    HE Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of Energy and Industry and Chairman and Managing Director of Qatar Petroleum said: "The production of GTL Jet Fuel is a great achievement for Pearl GTL and the State of Qatar. GTL Jet Fuel will be supplied into the wider jet fuel pool at Doha International Airport enabling the State of Qatar to enjoy the benefits of this product. It is indeed an historic moment for Qatar that the first aviation fuel to be approved globally in the last 20 years originates in Qatar".

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    http://www.menafn.com/menafn/1093597...L%29-Jet-Fuel?

    UAE- Oil outlook is moderately optimistic

    http://www.menafn.com/menafn/1093597...ly-optimistic?

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