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British Airways, Shell Ventures invest $24.3 million in hydrogen aircraft developer

April 6, 2021Hydrogen-electric flight specialist ZeroAvia has secured further financial backing to help accelerate the development of its first 50-plus seater zero emissions aircraft, with British Airways (BA), Shell Ventures, and Systemiq among funders jointly announcing $24.3 million investment in the start-up.

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U.S. airlines commit to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

April 5, 2021Airlines for American (A4A), a trade organization representing the leading U.S. airlines, said on Thursday that its member carriers will work within the industry and with government leaders to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

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ZeroAvia secures additional $24.3M to launch development of 2MW hydrogen-electric powertrain for regional aircraft

April 2, 2021ZeroAvia is launching the development program for a 2MW hydrogen-electric powertrain for full-size regional aircraft. The program kick-off is supported by a new raise of $24.3 million, led by Horizons Ventures, joined by a new investor: British Airways.

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Clay Lacy’s California FBOs To Stock SAF

March 22, 2021California-based Clay Lacy Aviation has become the latest FBO operator to announce it will continually stock sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

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Boeing’s Insitu advances its fuel cell technology; LH2 fueling

March 22, 2021Insitu, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Boeing Company, announced new details about its latest efforts to advance hydrogen fuel-cell propulsion for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).

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New SAF from Food Waste Promises Net-Zero Emissions

March 22, 2021A team of researchers at the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a type of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) derived from food waste that promises to result in net-zero or even negative net emissions from airliners.

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FAA releases Environmental Impact Statement on LaGuardia AirTrain project

March 19, 2021The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its Final Environmental Impact Statement Wednesday (FEIS) concerning the LaGuardia Airport Access Improvement Project or AirTrain.

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FedEx, Stakeholders: Investments, Partnerships Key to Tackling Climate Change

March 18, 2021Investing in infrastructure and adopting policies that enhance the movement of freight would help address the country’s climate change concerns, the head of FedEx Corp. told federal transportation policymakers March 17.

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GAMA applauds introduction of Advanced Air Mobility Act

March 3, 2021On Friday, U.S. Reps Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Garret Graves (R-LA) introduced the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act. The legislation would build a framework around the introduction of electric aircraft into the national airspace.

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Sustainable aviation fuel coming to commercial aviation

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The Promise of Sustainable Aviation Fuel for Decarbonizing Commercial Aircraft

February 16, 2021Sustainable aviation fuel is emerging as the best approach to reduce GHG emissions from the aviation sector, but there are limitations.

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Sustainable aviation fuel coming to commercial aviation

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Emergence of Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Decarbonize Commercial Air Travel

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British Airways inks deal with sustainable jet fuel startup LanzaJet

February 16, 2021British Airways has signed a deal with U.S. sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) firm LanzaJet that will see jet fuel converted from wheat chaff and other agricultural residues supplied to the airline from next year.

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Electric Aircraft Demand Seen Growing for Deliveries

February 16, 2021Electric aircraft such as drones could account for 30% of same-day package deliveries by 2040 as network scale dramatically brings down costs, according to L.E.K. Consulting.

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GKN Leads Hydrogen Propulsion Plan For Sub-Regional Aircraft

January 28, 2021GKN Aerospace plans to lead a collaboration between industry and academia to develop a new hydrogen propulsion system for small “sub-regional” aircraft. Initially, the H2GEAR system will power new and existing aircraft seating up to 19 passengers, but the aerospace group says it could subsequently be scaled up for use on larger airliners.

via Aviation International News

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Shell contracts with ECB Group for more than 2.5 billion liters of renewable diesel and jet

January 27, 2021ECB Group Paraguay and Shell Trading (US) Company signed a multi-year contract that will provide more than 500 million liters (130 million gallons US) of renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel per year to Shell, one of the world’s largest energy companies. The contract is expected to run from 2024.

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Airline shows commitment to sustainable aviation fuel

January 26, 2021“Sustainable aviation fuel is not necessarily the same as biofuel. The fact that something is made from organic raw materials, does not necessarily imply that it is sustainable. This led to some confusion,” explained Karel Bockstael, vice president of Sustainability at KLM.

via Biofuels International