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Why Airlines Keep Pushing Biofuels: They Have No Choice

By Jonathan Fahey & Scott Mayerowitz, The Associated Press
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NEW YORK (AP) — The number of global fliers is expected to more than double in the next two decades. In order to carry all those extra passengers, airlines are turning to a technology very few can make work on a large scale: converting trash into fuel.

They have no other choice.

Southwest Airlines to Use Biofuels Made From 'Forest Residues'

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Southwest Airlines announced Wednesday that it plans to buy some biofuels made from waste wood, for use in its San Francisco Bay airports beginning in two years.

Boeing Conducts World's First Flight with 'Green Diesel' as Aviation Biofuel

ecoDemonstrator 787 flies on sustainable fuel made from vegetable oil, waste animal fat
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Testing supports industry efforts to approve widely available biofuel for aviation

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Testing supports industry efforts to approve widely available biofuel for aviation

Boeing, Embraer to Open Joint Research Center for Sustainable Aviation Biofuel

Leading aerospace companies share commitment to research, develop biofuel in Brazil
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SAO PAULO, May 12, 2014 /3BL Media/ -- Boeing [NYSE: BA] and Embraer S.A. (BM&F Bovespa: EMBR3, NYSE: ERJ) today announced that they will open a joint research center to advance a sustainable aviation biofuel industry in Brazil.

New Study on Corn Waste Biofuel’s Emissions: Worthy Topic, Flawed Conclusion

Posted by Jeremy Martin
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A recent study in Nature Climate Change is attracting a lot of attention because of its headline grabbing claim that cellulosic ethanol made from crop residues produces higher carbon emissions than gasoline. (See related blog post: “Corn Waste for Biofuel Could Boost Emissions, Study Says.”)

Biofuel Startup KiOR Threatens to Veer Off the Road

Posted by Patrick J. Kiger
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Alternative energy company KiOR, which aimed to lead the nation into a future in which fuel manufactured from wood chips, grasses and other plant materials would replace petroleum, now faces dire financial difficulties that may threaten the company’s future. (See earlier story on KiOR: “Beyond Ethanol: Drop-In Biofuels Squeeze Gasoline From Plants.”)
 

Boeing, South African Airways Explore Ways for Farmers to Grow More Sustainable Biofuel Crops

Collaboration with Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials supports greater market access for “smallhold” farms
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JOHANNESBURG, Mar. 5, 2014 /3BL Media/ - Boeing [NYSE:BA] is launching an initiative with South African Airways (SAA) and the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) to expand opportunities for “smallhold” farmers in Southern Africa to grow crops that produce sustainable fuels.

Boeing, United Arab Emirates Partners Look to Harvest Biofuel from Desert Plants

Innovation will make biofuel production more efficient for aviation, vehicles
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ABU DHABI, January 22, 2014 /3BL Media/ – Boeing [NYSE:BA] and research partners in the United Arab Emirates have made breakthroughs in sustainable aviation biofuel development, finding that desert plants fed by seawater will produce biofuel more efficiently than other well-known feedstocks. The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), affiliated with the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi, will test these findings in a project that could support biofuel crop production in arid countries, such as the U.A.E.

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) "Sustainable Biomaterials for Better Livelihoods" Workshop in Kuala Lumpur a Success

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December 9, 2013 /3BL Media/ - The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) has launched an initiative with the help of The Boeing Company to support small farmers in Southeast Asia by expanding their opportunities to grow feedstocks that produce sustainable fuels. More than 60 participants from 15 countries attended a three-day South-East Asian workshop on "Sustainable Biomaterials for Better Livelihoods" that participants said successfully met local and global objectives.

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