Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Paris Airshow-highlights biofuels

Wednesday, June 29, 2011
FLYING green: Honeywell Gulfstream G450 made its first complete Biofueled transatlantic flight from New Jersey to Paris. (

Biofuels are a lot of attention always this week at the Paris air show. Airlines have shown their support of the technology and their profitability with Honeywell and Boeing aircraft with a mixture of biofuels and conventional jet fuel.

Honeywell his jet Gulfstream G450 from New Jersey called the flight on Sunday to Paris, "the first transatlantic biofuel flight" in history.

Meanwhile, Boeing flew its new 747 freighter from Seattle to Paris on a mixture of conventional jet fuel and fly 15 percent, camelina-based biofuel, first the Atlantic on bio-fuels to compete. Boeing says that the use of biofuels will significantly reduce carbon emissions.

The show included a special exhibition area for alternative jet fuel.

Also this week announced, seven airlines their plans work with bio-fuel producer Solena fuels, to provide fuel for flights from San Francisco Bay area. Solena fuel is carried out by a multistep process that begins with recycled urban and agricultural waste.

Solena plant in Northern California about 16 million litres produced kerosene from this waste per year by 2015 to airline at Oakland, helping San Francisco and San Jose airports. Makes the process Solena employs all three large distillates: gasoline, diesel and kerosene. Furthermore, in the location, its own source of energy and even excess electricity is produced.

Solena of bio-fuel production, was approved in 2009 for use as fuel jet of ASTM International, the worldwide consensus standards organization. This approval made it possible, as airlines need a standard fuel content and quality, be considered a reliable source of energy deal on Monday.

The development of the deal, which led undertakings led American Airlines and United continental holdings. You joined Alaska Airlines, FedEx, JetBlue, Southwest, frontier, US Airways, as well as Air Canada and Lufthansa passage airlines.

On 10 June, an other alternative bio-fuels received permission from ASTM. Review of the fuel is complete and standards for this alternative bio derived jet fuel in August should be released, says the air transport association in a press release said.

Standardised fuel properties ensures the quality of this new fuel and leads the way for its use as "::: Krakow::: Slovenia" fuels (Hydro processed esters and fatty acids), derived from biomass products such as camelina, Jatropha and algae. Conventional kerosene will be in conjunction with this new fuel when used up to a 50-50 ratio.

One of the launch manufacturers of this type of fuel is Sapphire energy, the algae produce what Green crude oil the company calls used.

The company says that without ground algae can be grown and is one of the most prolific photosynthetic plants. Energy is in the chloroplast algae uses photosynthesis to turn sunlight and carbon dioxide into organic carbon. According to Sapphire energy site in the form of oils, which can then be refined into gasoline, diesel and kerosene, is this organic carbon.

This fuel says Sapphire, work with existing transport systems, and has used an equivalent or greater energy density than current fossil fuels.

But scaling up will take some time this bio-fuels. 2015 Sapphire energy expects millions gallons of aviation gasoline and diesel at its new 300 acre facility built, according to ThinkProgress are produced. According to the United States energy information administration, the airline industry uses hundreds of thousands of gallons of aviation fuel per day.

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