https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... antas.htmlQantas Group targets net zero carbon emissions by 2050; $50M investment in sustainable aviation fuels
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... atech.htmlLanzaTech moving forward on scale-up of sustainable aviation fuels in US and Japan
LanzaTech continues to make strides in scaling up its alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) platform. Commercialization of the ATJ process has been years in the making, starting with the partnership between LanzaTech and the US Energy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory. PNNL developed a unique catalytic process to upgrade ethanol to alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK) which LanzaTech took from the lab to pilot scale.
After initial scale-up, qualification by ASTM and the first commercial flight with Virgin Atlantic, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) made from captured pollution is ready for full-scale demonstration and commercialization.
The US Department of Energy (DOE) is in the negotiation stage with LanzaTech for a $14 million investment in a demonstration-scale integrated biorefinery at LanzaTech’s Freedom Pines site in Soperton, Georgia, according to Michael Berube, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation in the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy of the DOE. . . .
LanzaTech’s process can use any source of sustainable ethanol for jet fuel production, including ethanol made from recycled pollution. LanzaTech’s first commercial plant in China has produced more than 10 million gallons of ethanol from recycled steel mill emissions to date.
The flexibility of the technology to utilize a variety of local waste feedstocks attracted the attention of All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, resulting in an offtake agreement with LanzaTech signed earlier this year, allowing ANA to purchase sustainable aviation fuel from LanzaTech’s process.
Following on from this agreement, ANA, strategic investor in LanzaTech, Mitsui & Co., and JXTG Energy have been selected by the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) to conduct a feasibility study on scaling the LanzaTech ATJ (alcohol-to-jet) platform in Japan. Together the partners will establish a sustainable domestic supply chain for ATJ, key to achieving full commercial deployment in Japan.
ANA and Mitsui & Co. kicked off the project by conducting a Boeing 777-300ER ferry flight using sustainable aviation fuel made from recycled carbon on 30 October 2019. As the fuel producer, LanzaTech worked closely with all partners, advising how best to transport and blend the fuel for loading on the aircraft. . . .
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... -gevo.htmlGevo enters into a fuel sales agreement with SAS for sustainable aviation fuel
Gevo, Inc. signed a Fuel Sales Agreement with Scandinavian Airline System SAS) to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for use and distribution in low-carbon fuel regions of the United States.
With the finalization of this new supply contract, Gevo will supply SAF to SAS from Gevo’s expanded Luverne, Minnesota plant, which is expected to be constructed over the next several years.
For every gallon of SAF produced, Gevo also produces approximately 10 pounds of protein that goes into the food supply chain and can sequester up to 2 pounds of carbon dioxide as carbon into the soil, making it one of the only renewable jet fuel producers to produce both food and fuel while sequestering carbon dioxide and lowering the GHG emissions as compared to traditional fossil-based jet fuel. . . .
Gevo uses low-carbon renewable resource-based carbohydrates as raw materials and is developing renewable electricity and renewable natural gas for the energy of production processes resulting in low-carbon fuels with reduced carbon intensity (the level of greenhouse gas emissions compared to standard petroleum) fossil-based fuels across their lifecycle. Gevo’s products deliver the technical performance expected of traditional fossil-based fuels in infrastructure and engines, but significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
In addition to addressing the problems of fuels, Gevo’s technology also enables certain plastics, such as polyester, to be made with more sustainable ingredients. Gevo’s ability to penetrate the growing low-carbon fuels market depends on the price of oil and the value of abating carbon emissions, which would otherwise increase greenhouse gas emissions. . . .
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... vosaf.htmlBombardier using Gevo’s sustainable aviation fuel for new aircraft deliveries in Canada
Avfuel is providing Bombardier with an inaugural shipment of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for new customer aircraft deliveries in Canada. Avfuel sources SAF from Gevo and blends it with petroleum-based jet fuel. This mixture is then tested for fuel quality and to ensure it meets ASTM D1655 standards.
The product has a net benefit to the environment across its lifecycle. Created from cornstarch, for every one million gallons of the concentrated SAF that is produced, approximately 10 million pounds of animal feed and protein is sold into the food chain, and the final jet fuel product burns cleaner, reducing carbon emissions released into the atmosphere.
In total, Avfuel supplied 7,300 gallons (27,600 liters) of SAF to Bombardier to fuel its new customer aircraft deliveries. In total, the sustainable product provided a two metric ton reduction in life cycle CO2 emissions.
Supply of SAF continues to be the most challenging hurdle to bringing the product to market on a commercial scale. As such, Avfuel hopes raising awareness through initiatives such as this will help inspire commitments by operators to use the product. By creating the demand, Avfuel’s aim is to encourage further production for greater sustainable representation in the fuel supply chain. . . .
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... ollyf.htmlHollyFrontier to build $350M renewable diesel unit at Artesia refinery; 125M gallons/year
HollyFrontier Corporation, an independent petroleum refiner and marketer that produces high value light products such as gasoline, diesel fuel, jet fuel and other specialty products, plans to construct a new renewable diesel unit (RDU) at its Artesia, New Mexico refinery (Navajo Refinery).
The RDU will have a production capacity of approximately 125 million gallons a year (9,000 BPD) and allow HollyFrontier to process soybean oil and other renewable feedstocks into renewable diesel. The company expects renewable diesel production to generate >600,000 LCFS credits in year 1.
HollyFrontier said the investment will provide the opportunity to meet the demand for low-carbon fuels while covering the cost of its annual RIN purchase obligation under current market conditions.
The RDU, along with corresponding rail infrastructure and storage tanks, is estimated to have a total capital cost of $350 million, and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2022.
The RDU will be funded with cash on hand and is expected to generate an internal rate of return between 20% and 30%. . . .
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... llium.htmlTrillium opening two California CNG stations fed by renewable natural gas in 2020
. . . The alternative and renewable fuel provider designed and built CNG stations at two Love’s Travel Stops located in Lost Hills and Tehachapi, California. The stations will offer renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling capabilities to fleet customers.
Produced entirely from organic waste streams, RNG is a low-carbon fuel and interchangeable with pipeline-quality natural gas that reduces greenhouse gas emissions 40-125% (depending on the feedstock) when compared to diesel.
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) recently provisionally certified a Trillium RNG LCFS fuel pathway with a carbon intensity of 49.24 gCO2e/MJ. That particular pathway involves the generation of Landfill Gas at the Meadow Branch Landfill; upgrading the LFG to pipeline-quality biomethane in Athens, Tennesse; and the delivery of the RNG via pipeline to California where it is dispensed as CNG fuel.
The new CNG stations will feature two fast-fill dispensers and will be heavy-duty vehicle accessible. Slated to open in the first quarter of 2020, these two new stations will add to the network of more than 30 private and public Trillium locations located in California.
Gemini Motor Transport, the primary fuel carrier for Love’s Travel Stops, will be fueling its growing CNG fleet of tractor trailers, which use the new Cummins Westport Low NOx 12-liter natural gas engine, with RNG from the two new locations, as well as an existing station in Tulare.
The 24/7 stations will be located at 21948 Highway 46 in Lost Hills and 2000 East Tehachapi Blvd. in Tehachapi, the first Trillium stations in Kern County, a vital transit corridor for California.
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... -lcfs.htmlThree CA LCFS pathway applications for swine manure to Bio-CNG, Bio-LNG, and Bio-L-CNG; negative triple-digit CIs
Element Markets Renewable Energy (EMRE) has filed applications for certification of three California LCFS (Low Carbon Fuel Standard) Tier 2 pathways for biomethane (Bio-CNG, Bio-LNG, and Bio-L-CNG) from anaerobic digestion of swine manure produced by Valley View Farms located in Greencastle, Missouri. The calculated carbon intensities are -345.68, -334.41, and -330.87 gCO2e/MJ, respectively.
Smithfield owns and operates the swine farm. Roeslein Alternative Energy, LLC and Smithfield, through Roeslein Alternative Energy of Missouri, LLC, jointly own and operate the biogas collection and processing equipment at the site and own the resulting biomethane.
EMRE purchases and markets the pipeline-injected biomethane and imports it to California for dispensing as CNG or LNG transportation fuel.
Valley View Farms has an average swine population in the range of 40,000 to 50,000. The swine manure is digested in covered lagoons and the biogas control system captures methane that would otherwise be emitted to the atmosphere under baseline manure treatment in anaerobic lagoons.
Biogas is supplied to the gas upgrading facility. Prior to building covered lagoons there were 14 uncovered lagoons (baseline) and all were converted to covered lagoons. However, only six of the covered lagoons are connected to the upgrading facility; all six are included in the analysis. . . .
Pipeline-injected RNG is delivered to CNG stations in the Los Angeles area, or to Applied Natural Gas Fuels, Inc. LNG facility in Topock, Arizona and transported to CNG/LNG stations in California by truck.
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2019/1 ... nlane.htmlGreenlane secures new US$6.3M biogas upgrading contract for landfill gas to RNG project in California
Engineering work will begin immediately on the California-based landfill project. Order fulfilment will begin immediately upon completion of permitting and approval of submittals by the customer, expected by early- to mid-2020, with delivery expected to occur within approximately six months of commencement.
The facility is expected to process 1,600 standard cubic feet per minute of landfill gas to produce ~97% pure biomethane, or approximately 380,000 gigajoules (GJ) (or 360,000 million British Thermal Units (MMBTU)) annually, of clean Renewable Natural Gas RNG) for direct injection into the local gas distribution network owned and operated by SoCalGas, the largest natural gas utility in the United States.
In addition, the residual off-gas, a byproduct of the biogas upgrading process, will be blended with natural gas to generate power for on-site facilities and processes. . . .
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... 0-saf.htmlShell Aviation, World Energy collaborate to increase supply of sustainable aviation fuel; SAF to Lufthansa at SFO
. . . The supply will reduce Lufthansa’s carbon emissions on intercontinental flights on three routes operated by Deutsche Lufthansa and Swiss International Air Lines from SFO to Frankfurt, Munich and Zurich.
The deal represents one of the most significant SAF supply contracts globally, with up to one million gallons of SAF to be supplied to Lufthansa over the duration. It is the largest contracted SAF volume to be delivered to SFO since the airport announced its ambition to expand the use of SAF in its operations last year.
The SAF is produced by World Energy at its refinery in Paramount, California, from a feedstock of agricultural waste fats and oils. This CARB-certified Low Carbon Fuel and RSB-certified fuel meets strict sustainability standards and is blended with conventional jet fuel at a ratio of up to 30%, resulting in a fuel that has significantly lower lifecycle carbon emissions. . . .
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2020/0 ... tblue.htmlJetBlue to go carbon neutral on all domestic flights by offsetting emissions starting in 2020; flying with SAF from SFO