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Re: Biofuels thread

Tue Sep 19, 2017 6:29 pm

Both via GCC:
Neste collaborates with Genève Aéroport to offer renewable jet fuel; targeting 1% of annual fuel use from Geneva International
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/09/20170919-neste.html

. . . Neste and Genève Aéroport are partnering on the introduction of renewable jet fuel into aircraft operations from Geneva International Airport; the target will be at least 1% of the annual jet fuel consumption at Genève Aéroport starting late 2018. . . .


British Airways partners with Velocys on renewable jet fuel from household waste
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/09/20170919-velocy8s.html

British Airways has entered a partnership with Velocys to design a series of waste plants that convert household waste into renewable jet fuel to power its fleet.

The first plant will take hundreds of thousands of tonnes of household waste per-year, destined for landfill or incineration, including diapers, plastic food containers and chocolate bar wrappers, and convert it into clean-burning, sustainable fuels. This will contribute to the airline’s commitment to reduce net emissions by 50% by 2050. . . .

The planned plant will produce enough fuel to power all British Airways’ 787 Dreamliner operated flights from London to San Jose, California and New Orleans, Louisiana for a whole year. It would be the first plant of this scale. The airline plans to supply its aircraft fleet with increasing amounts of sustainable jet fuel in the next decade.

The jet fuel produced at the plant will deliver more than 60% greenhouse gas reduction, compared with conventional fossil fuel, delivering 60,000 tonnes of CO2 savings every year. This will contribute to both global carbon emissions reductions and local air quality improvements around major airports. . . .
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Re: Biofuels thread

Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:35 pm

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Stuttgart Airport ground fleet vehicles fueled by Neste MY Renewable Diesel
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/09/20170921-neste.html

. . . All the ground fleet vehicles which are not electrified, such as the trucks of the airport fire department and winter service equipment, will be using Neste MY Renewable Diesel. . . .

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a drop-in fuel which can be used to replace conventional fossil diesel without any modifications to the existing diesel engines or investments in storage or logistical systems.
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Re: Biofuels thread

Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:21 am

GRA wrote:Both via GCC:
Neste collaborates with Genève Aéroport to offer renewable jet fuel; targeting 1% of annual fuel use from Geneva International
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/09/20170919-neste.html

. . . Neste and Genève Aéroport are partnering on the introduction of renewable jet fuel into aircraft operations from Geneva International Airport; the target will be at least 1% of the annual jet fuel consumption at Genève Aéroport starting late 2018. . . .

GRA wrote:Via GCC:
Stuttgart Airport ground fleet vehicles fueled by Neste MY Renewable Diesel
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/09/20170921-neste.html

. . . All the ground fleet vehicles which are not electrified, such as the trucks of the airport fire department and winter service equipment, will be using Neste MY Renewable Diesel. . . .

Neste MY Renewable Diesel is a drop-in fuel which can be used to replace conventional fossil diesel without any modifications to the existing diesel engines or investments in storage or logistical systems.
Everyone should be aware that Neste MY biodiesel emits 91% as much NOx and 67% as much particulate matter as normal diesel fuel. As such, it is not a solution to the pollution problems which are plaguing Europe.
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Re: Biofuels thread

Mon Sep 25, 2017 5:29 pm

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BHP and Goodfuels Marine to collaborate on biofuels pilot project in Singapore
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/09/20170925-mpa.html

With support from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), BHP and GoodFuels Marine have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to collaborate on a biofuels pilot project in Singapore, which is expected to be carried out early next year.

The LOI was signed during an MPA-organized inaugural closed-door biofuel roundtable in Singapore which discussed the use of biofuels as a sustainable alternative fuel for the future of shipping.

    We are pleased to facilitate discussions on the biofuels front along with our partners, BHP and GoodFuels. The roundtable comes at an opportune time in light of the International Maritime Organization’s (IMO) 0.5% global sulfur cap on marine fuels which will come into effect from 2020, as well as IMO’s longer term plan to lower carbon emissions for shipping. MPA welcomes dialogues across stakeholders and will continue to work with relevant parties as we prepare the bunkering industry for the future.

    —Andrew Tan, Chief Executive of MPA
As the largest bunkering hub in the world, Singapore is working towards providing cleaner alternative sources of fuel to cater to the future energy needs of the global shipping industry. Among the topics discussed at the roundtable included barriers to the use to biofuels and how these could be addressed. . . .

GoodFuels Marine develops and delivers sustainable biofuels for the maritime sector. GoodFuels’ products are drop-in replacements of fossil fuels. By utilizing GoodFuels’ advanced biofuels, the CO2-footprint can be reduced up to 90%. All GoodFuels’ products are produced from wastes and residues, and meet the most stringent sustainability criteria. . . .
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Re: Biofuels thread

Wed Oct 04, 2017 7:49 pm

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Gevo to supply alcohol-to-jet fuel to Virgin Australia
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/10/20171004-gevo.html

. . . Gevo’s ATJ is expected to be blended with traditional jet fuel and supplied on flights departing Brisbane Airport, including Virgin Australia flights. It is currently contemplated that Gevo will ship the first gallons of ATJ to the Virgin Australia Group in October 2017.

Gevo will supply the ATJ from its hydrocarbon plant based in Silsbee, Texas. The ATJ is derived from isobutanol produced at its commercial isobutanol plant located in Luverne, Minnesota.

    Isobutanol produced from starch or biomass is dehydrated over an acidic catalyst to produce isobutylene, which is then further reacted to product mixtures of longer chain aliphatic hydrocarbons. A portion of this material is reacted separately to form high density aromatic compounds.

    Hydrogen gas, a byproduct of the aromatization reaction, is used to remove unsaturated bonds in the aliphatic material.

    The hydrocarbons then are blended in proportions that can meet all ASTM standards for fuels: isooctane is a dimer of dehydrated isobutanol and is a major component of the premium value alkylates, a key gasoline component; a trimer of the isobutylene (dehydrated isobutanol) is a jet fuel blend stock; a polymer of four and five isobutylenes can make a diesel blend stock. . . .
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Re: Biofuels thread

Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:10 pm

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KLM and Costa Rica partner on aviation biofuels
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/11/20171109-klm.html

The Costa Rican government and KLM will research the possibilities of flying from San José, the capital of Costa Rica, using bio-based jet fuel. . . . .

. . . In 2009, KLM operated its first flight using biofuel, with observers on board. In 2010, KLM became the world’s first airline to operate a commercial flight using sustainable biofuel. KLM has since operated more than a thousand flights using bio-based jet fuel to such places as Paris, Rio de Janeiro and from New York, and Oslo.

KLM founded SkyNRG and initiated the KLM Corporate BioFuel Program to stimulate the demand for sustainable biofuel. With the help of this cooperative effort, KLM has been operating all of its flights from Los Angeles partially with sustainable biofuel since 2012. . . .

By using sustainable biofuel, KLM can reduce its CO2 emissions by as much as 80% compared to fossil fuels. The market for sustainable biofuel, however, is far from mature, so the price is still three times higher than that of fossil fuel. KLM only purchases biofuels made from raw materials that have no negative environmental impact on biodiversity or food production. KLM is currently using sustainable biofuel made from used cooking oil (UCO).


Diamond Green Diesel considering expansion to 550M gallons annual production of renewable diesel
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/11/20171109-diamonggreen.html

Valero Energy Corporation and Darling Ingredients Inc. announced today that in anticipation of growing demand for renewable diesel due to the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) and global low carbon markets, the companies will initiate an engineering and construction cost review to analyze an additional project that would grow annual production capacity to 550 million gallons at the Diamond Green Diesel (DGD) facility in Norco, Louisiana. (Earlier post.)

The Diamond Green Diesel facility converts inedible oils and other waste feedstocks to produce Honeywell Green Diesel, a high-quality renewable fuel. Renewable diesel produced using the Ecofining process is chemically identical to petroleum-based diesel; it can be blended in any proportion with EN590 or ASTM 975 diesel. It also features up to an 80% lifecycle reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared with diesel from petroleum. Diamond Green Diesel started production in 2013 using Ecofining technology to produce Honeywell Green Diesel.

The DGD facility is currently undergoing an expansion that will increase annual production capacity from 160 million gallons of renewable diesel to 275 million gallons. This project is targeted for completion in the second quarter of 2018. . . .


Study concludes 20% synthetic diesel blend could reduce PM emissions in Beijing by ~19%
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/11/20171109-greyrock.html

PM emissions from current vehicles in Beijing could be reduced by approximately 19% by simply blending 20% synthetic diesel with currently available diesel, according to a new study by Tsinghua University, the Desert Research Institute in Nevada and Greyrock Energy, a developer of gas-to-liquids technology. This improvement can be accomplished with no changes to the current vehicle fleet, no material changes to infrastructure and no involvement by the consumer.

Other benefits from a 20% fuel blend include reductions in carbon monoxide (CO), nitrogen oxides (NOx), and methane (CH4) emissions by a projected 24%, 5.5%, and 11%, respectively. The control of CH4 emissions is important since it is approximately 84 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than CO2, measured over a 20-year period. Additional advantages of synthetic fuel use include improved fuel economy, enhanced vehicle performance and increased engine life.

Beijing’s poor air quality is the result of emissions from vehicles, manufacturing plants, the use of coal for cooking, and other sources. Diesel vehicles were chosen for this study since they contribute about 74% of the particulate matter/soot (PM) from vehicle emissions, one of the major sources of smog and poor air quality in Beijing. . . .
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Re: Biofuels thread

Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:19 pm

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Tri Delta Transit switches fleet to 100% Neste MY Renewable Diesel
http://www.greencarcongress.com/2017/12/20171204-tridelta.html

. . . This drop-in fuel cuts greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% and significantly reduces tailpipe emissions, all while enhancing fleet performance.

The company reports that complaints about engine smoke have been eliminated even from the older vehicles in the fleet.

    Since changing fuels, we have received zero complaints from drivers regarding vehicle power and reliability, and there has been no change to routine maintenance.

    —Kevin Moody, maintenance director at Tri Delta Transit
Moody added that none of the drivers were told of the switch to renewable diesel and none of them noticed any difference at all.

Tri Delta Transit provides more than 3,000,000 trips each year to a population of more than 250,000 residents in the 225 square miles of Eastern Contra Costa County, California. Tri Delta operates 14 local bus routes Monday – Friday, four local bus routes on weekends, door-to-door bus service for senior citizens and people with disabilities, and shuttle services to community events.
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