HEFA Biofuels Meet Growing Renewable Fuel Demand
Posted on : 14 Dec, 2015
A type of biofuel – Hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids (HEFA) is meeting the demand for renewable fuels. In 2014, it’s estimated that over 1 billion gallons of HEFA fuels were produced.
American Society for Testing Materials (ASTM) International has approved the use of HEFA in jet engines. They have allowed it to be blended at a 50 percent rate with petroleum jet fuel. The biofuel is said to be almost similar to petroleum fuels.
United States’ U.S. Department of Defense is contemplating on using HEFA biofuel in its JP-8 jet fuel. Apart military jets, commercial airlines in the USA such as Alaska Airlines, KLM, and United Airlines have also shown keen interest to use HEFA biojet fuel in its fleet.
Another common type of HEFA fuel is renewable diesel or biodiesel.
Globally 10 plants produce renewable diesel. Finland’s Neste is the world's largest renewable diesel producer while others include – Italy’s ENI, USA’s Diamond Green Diesel, and Sweden’s Preem. Besides, Total is also planning to convert its French refinery in La Mede to produce biodiesel while another four renewable diesel projects are also underway.
More on biofuels will be discussed at CMT’s Biomass & BioEnergy Asia Summit on 26-28 January, 2016 in Bangkok. A session on ‘Commercializing Sustainable Alternative Biofuels to Reduce Aviation’s Footprint on the Environment’ will be led by Robert Boyd, Manager, Biofuel Deployment Project, Aviation Environment with the IATA Centre - International Air Transport Association at the summit.
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Japan plans biofuel in Aviation during 2020 Olympics
Posted on : 20 Oct, 2015
Japan will be hosting the 2020 Olympics and Paralympic Games in Tokyo when the country plans to use sustainable aviation fuel. Boeing has partnered with Japanese aviation industry stakeholders to develop sustainable aviation biofuel for flights during these two global events.
A five-year "roadmap" to develop biofuel by 2020 has been prepared by Next Generation Aviation Fuels (INAF) – which is a consortium of 46 organizations including Boeing, ANA (All Nippon Airways), Japan Airlines, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Japan's government and the University of Tokyo.
The 2020 global event is a time when millions of people from across the world will be visiting Japan and therefore it’s a good time to introduce aviation biofuel.
The US Department of Energy claims that use of sustainably produced biofuel reduces lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions by 50 to 80% compared to conventional petroleum fuel.
Some of aviation biofuel feedstock that Japan is looking at are – municipal solid waste, plant oils and animal fats, used cooking oil, algae, cellulosic biomass and residues from the wood products industry.
INAF’s roadmap covers the entire biofuel supply chain from procurement of raw materials, production of sustainable aviation fuel, to blending biofuel with conventional petroleum jet fuel and how biofuel will be incorporated into an airport's fueling infrastructure.
Meanwhile Boeing already has active biofuel projects in the US, Australia, Brazil, Africa, China, Europe, Middle East and Southeast Asia.
More on aviation biofuel will be discussed at Biomass & BioEnergy Asia on 26-28 January, 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand.
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