Archive for September, 2016

Virgin Atlantic & LanzaTech Achieve Breakthrough in Producing Low Carbon Jet Fuel

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787. Credit: Aleem Yousaf

Virgin Atlantic Boeing 787. Credit: Aleem Yousaf

Reducing CO2 emissions from the new generation aeroplanes has always been a headache for the researchers, as the planes contribute to more than 2% of the global carbon emissions and the aviation industry is growing rapidly. It was Virgin Atlantic who had flown a commercial flight with biofuel way back in 2008. Though it was only a small percentage of coconut and babassu oil mixture which was added to the regular aviation fuel. (more…)

Now Eucalyptus Tree Leaves to Fuel Jet Engine

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

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A study by lead researcher Carsten Kulheim and his team from The Australian National University (ANU) shows oil from Australia’s gum (eucalyptus) trees can be used to produce enough low-carbon renewable jet fuel. The study was conducted at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee, and the University of Florida in the United States. (more…)

Choosing the Right Wines to Have on board of Your Private Jet

Saturday, September 17th, 2016

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Flying a private jet, whether you own or charter or a member of one of the private jet service providers, necessarily means, you either belong to an elite class or a top corporate executive or one of the celebrities and hence private aviation means all the finer details need to be planned to the highest precision. (more…)

Airlines to Curb Carbon Footprint with Fuel from Waste Wood

Thursday, September 1st, 2016
American Airlines Boeing 777-200ER

American Airlines Boeing 777-200ER

Environmentalists and Critics of Paris climate agreement, adopted in December 2015 say “the biggest failure of this treaty is that it doesn’t cover emissions from shipping or aviation.” The commercial airline industry is booming in recent past and hundreds of modern jets are added every year so is the case of private aviation also. It has been always a point of dispute amongst the industry official and the environmentalists about quantifying the impact and amount of carbon emission by the planes. (more…)