Boeing’s 747-8 Freighter takes to the skies, supports Navy FA-18biofuel program

The second Boeing 747-8 Freighter, RC521, landed in Palmdale, California, while Boeing is also supporting the U.S. Navy’s biofuel-powered flight, scheduled to take place today.

Volvo boosts bio-fuel focus

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Volvo Trucks will be conducting field tests in Sweden with 14 trucks running on Bio-DME – a fuel that combines a low environmental imprint with high energy efficiency.

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Bacterial biofuel breakthrough

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Research engineers at Ohio State University in the USA said they have developed a new strain of the bacterium that produced up to 30 grams of butanol per litre.

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US Navy to test biofuels in F-18A Super Hornets

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US Navy to test biofuels in F-18A Super Hornets

The US Naval Air Systems Command is preparing to test biofuels in an F/A-18 Super Hornet by next summer.

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Biofuels endorsed for aviation

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The UK think tank Policy Exchange has confirmed that sustainable biofuels can reduce emissions in the aviation industry, but airlines deny a mandate is necessary.

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ExxonMobil hopes to find oil in algae

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Exxon Mobil Corporation has announced an alliance with a biotech company, Synthetic Genomics Inc. (SGI), to research and develop next generation biofuels from photosynthetic algae.

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Boeing, Air NZ set date for biofuel testing

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Boeing, Air NZ set date for biofuel testing

The first-ever commercial aviation flight powered by a sustainable second-generation biofuel will take off from Auckland on December 3.

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Boeing leads biofuel push

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Boeing leads biofuel push

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Kiwi flies on nut oil

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One of Air New Zealand’s fleet is set to be powered by a biofuel derived from nuts before this Christmas.

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World’s first cellulose biodiesel plant opens

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A German company has started producing an advanced diesel fuel made from wood and other non-food biomass.

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