Gennette Cordova

Carbon capture key to net zero aviation emissions, says Carbon Engineering CEO

With the aviation industry becoming increasingly conscious of the global challenge of climate change, carbon capture technology company Carbon Engineering believes it has the solution to mitigating the impact of air travel emissions: removing CO2 already in the air. The Canadian startup partnered with Occidental Petroleum to expand its direct air capture technology, which has […]

Jet fuel prices spike following the airstrike death of Iranian general

Following the news that the United States government killed Iran’s General Qasem Soleimani, widely regarded as the second-most powerful figure in the country, in a Friday morning airstrike at the Baghdad International Airport (BGW), Brent crude traded at US$68.65, up more than 3.6% from yesterday, having earlier spiked to an intraday high of $69.16. CNBC […]

India considers lowering state taxes on jet fuel

Various state governments in India said they will consider lowering state taxes on jet fuel, according to notes from a high-level meeting held Monday between civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri and representatives of various state governments.   The tentative plans would assist Indian airlines in grappling with high fuel prices, the largest roadblock to […]

US Air Force took large steps towards fuel optimization in 2019

In addition to projects designed to increase its utilization of alternate fuel sources, the U.S. Air Force has taken steps to expand its fuel optimization in 2019, from more efficient refueling techniques for their F-35 Lightning II fleet to new graduate courses intended to create a more energy-aware culture.   Over the past couple of […]

Battelle turns coal to jet fuel

A $1 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and the Ohio Coal Development Office (OCDO) is funding the continued development of a process that turns coal into liquid products, including jet fuel. The project, undertaken by Battelle, a Columbus-based research institute, was specifically advanced by the government with the goal of finding higher-value […]

Jet fuel demand and cost in 2019 down from last year, says EIA

While U.S. oil demand growth returned to positive territory in September, jet fuel and kerosene saw a 0.5% drop in demand that month, to 1.695 million barrels per day, compared to the same time last year, according to the latest monthly data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA). This drop is partially attributable, according to […]

Bombardier makes good on its commitment to deliver SAF loaded aircraft

Bombardier has delivered its first aircraft filled with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Latitude 33 Aviation, a private jet charter, executive jet management and aircraft sales and acquisitions company. Latitude 33 typically manages 30-35 aircraft, the majority of which are available for private charter.    “Their trust as the first customer to fly away from […]

IATA urges EU to allot sustainability efforts towards aviation

If not for the fuel efficiency gains in flight this year, fuel burn and CO2 emissions would be 1.9% higher year-over-year, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) said in its semi-annual economic report on airline industry performance. The report, released Wednesday, went on to say that the lower fuel burn and carbon emissions represent about […]

KLM is the latest airline to receive sustainable aviation fuel from Neste

Neste, the world’s leading producer of renewable fuels from wastes and residues, has partnered with Dutch airline KLM to provide the carrier with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for flights out of Amsterdam Airport Schiphol (AMS). This marks the first time this eco-conscious fuel will be supplied at AMS using the existing infrastructure. Additionally, Neste has […]

Hawaii looking to offer sustainable fuel supply to airlines

Hawaii could be among the first states offering a sustainable fuel supply to airlines, according to a recent Hawai’i Public Radio interview with Joelle Simonpietri, an organizer of the Hawaii Aviation and Climate Action Summit, held this past week on Dec. 3 in Honolulu. Simonpietri, a former Operational Manager of the military’s Green Initiative for […]

Jet fuel pricing holds steadily under last year’s average, at $1.88/gallon

Despite low jet fuel reserves throughout the country, particularly in the eastern region, American jet fuel prices remained steadily under the average prices for last year.   During the week ending Nov. 29, 2019, there were approximately 38.3 million barrels of kerosene-type jet fuel in stock, in the U.S., with 1.9 million barrels being supplied […]
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