Air Canada to test aviation biofuels

Air Canada has announced it will take part in a project to test biofuels made from used cooking oils on selected flights between Montreal and Toronto. The  Civil Aviation Alternate Fuel Contrail and Emission...

Flying on grassoline

|13 April 2017| BELGIUM Could grass provide the aviation industry with biofuels in the future? Scientists in Belgium think so. Researchers at Ghent University have developed a way to develop grass into...

Top marks for biofuels plant

|11 April 2017| MONTREAL A record-breaking biorefinery in Canada is transforming household waste into biofuels in under five minutes. Enerkem's facility in Edmonton, Alberta, last year became the first...

EU invests in biofuels

|10 April 2017| Europe A leading microbiologist has been awarded €2.5 million to advance the development of biofuels made from bacteria. Microbiologist Professor Volker Müller has received ERC Advanced...

Making jet fuel from algae

|7 April 2017| JAPAN A pioneering Japanese company is building a biorefinery which will produce jet fuel made from a type of algae. The microalgae is called euglena, which is also the name of the compa...

Biofuels show plenty of fight

|6 April 2017| SWEDEN A state-of-the-art SAAB Gripen fighter jet has successfully flown on %100 biofuel. Nicknamed the smart fighter it was the dualseat Gripen D model which demonstrated it could run o...

‘Sustainably producing biofuel’

|5 April 2017| USA A team of international scientists has shown biofuels can be produced from genetically engineered sugarcane. Led by the University of Illinois, the researchers also discovered the ad...

Alternative fuels in high demand

|28 March 2017| Sweden Transport giant Scania has revealed it saw a sharp uptake in business linked to sustainable transport solutions in 2016. The iconic Swedish company said sales of its vehicles whi...

Sweden praised for backing biofuels

|24 March 2017| Sweden Neste has welcomed the Swedish Government's initiative drive to increase the use of biofuels. The Finnish company - the world's largest producer of renewable diesel refined from ...

NASA confirms benefits of biofuels

|21 March 2017| USA A NASA study has confirmed planes can drastically cut jet engine pollution by using biofuels. Three planes equipped with sensor technology followed NASA's workhorse DC-8, which emit...