Sustainability

ICAO

ICAO: Aviation needs climate pact, global tensions will pass

International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has started global talks to bring about a consensus or aviation climate pact on reducing airline emissions. ICAO is United Nations specialized agency. It meets every three years. The airline sector, the same as the overall global economy, had suffered severely due to the pandemic. And now the global rise …

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Sustainable agriculture: The UK plans a revolution in growing food

Sustainable agriculture: The UK plans a revolution in growing food

Decades of intensive agriculture in Britain caused their arable soils to lose more than half of their carbon from the overall soil structure. Also, the country faces with downhill in the numbers of agricultural species. Thus, the revolution in growing food is a matter of life. Sustainable agriculture in growing food is a must.  The …

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Air companies agree that SAF is crucial for decarbonizing the aviation sector

U.S. drafts strategy to promote sustainable plane fuel

The U.S. Energy Department issued a plan to implement the government strategy for boosting the production and use of green airplane fuel, or SAF (sustainable aviation fuel). Exactly twelve months ago, the administration of U.S. president Joseph Biden announced that the government intends to provide a minimum of 3 billion gallons of SAF annually by …

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Drax power generator agreed with carbon finance firm Respira International to sell carbon removal credits

British Drax power station sold the credits for carbon removal

British power generator Drax signed an initial memorandum of understanding with U.S. carbon finance firm Respira International. Drax will sell approximately 2 million carbon removal credits from its proposed biomass projects in the United States. Drax has developed technology to capture and store emissions from its power plants. Its plants burn wood-based biomass pellets in …

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An international scientific team, with the participation of scientists from the University of MISIS, has synthesized an effective industrial catalyst to produce biofuels, making it possible to obtain it faster and at low temperatures, the Asian Journal of Chemistry reported.

Biodiesel Consumption Rises 6.3% in H1 of 2022

Approximately 1.23 million tonnes of biodiesel and hydrotreated vegetable oil were used for blending in the first six months of this year, which represents an increase of 6.3% from the same time last year. Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (eng. Agricultural Market Information Society) reports that during this time, the market for diesel climbed 1.6% to 15.15 million …

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At least 10 airlines have signed contracts with California-based low-carbon biofuel company Aemetis, which will supply $7 billion worth of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and renewable diesel (RD) to the airlines.

Aemetis Inks SAF Supply Contracts with 10 Airlines

At least 10 airlines have signed contracts with California-based low-carbon biofuel company Aemetis, which will supply $7 billion worth of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and renewable diesel (RD) to the airlines. This deal includes the contract with Cathay Pacific, amounting to 916 million gallons of blended SAF. Aemetis previously disclosed a deal for 450 million …

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hemp biomass

Atlantic Biomass, Bionoid to Produce Hemp Biomass-Derived SAF

In a move to commercially produce sustainable aviation fuels from leftover hemp biomass, Atlantic Biomass and Bionoid signed a Letter of Intent. The parties highlighted that this cooperation will enable the development of SAF and other bioproducts from harvests of leftover hemp biomass totaling up to 190,000 tons annually. The initial phase of this initiative …

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IRENA Wins First-Ever UN SIDS Partnership Award

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) won the first-ever “United Nations (UN) SIDS Partnership Award” in the environmentalist category in recognition of its essential support of sustainable development in Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The recognition of the Agency’s response to a call for action under the SIDS Accelerated Modalities of Action (S.A.M.O.A) Pathway is …

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