Sustainable criteria for biojet fuels
Ecofys has assessed the US and EU sustainability criteria to present a proposal for harmonising or mutually recognising differing international sustainability standards for biojet fuels. Their analysis shows a significant number of similarities although both standards use different calculation methodologies. A next step for developing a common sustainability standard, or meta-standard, would be a participatory process to define the ambition levels of sustainability for the aviation industry. The work was carried out for IATA, the International Air Transport Association.
Sustainable Aviation Fuels Forum
Mrs. Isabel Maestre, head of the Spanish Air Safety Agency (AESA), inaugurated the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Forum (SAFF), in the framework of the inter-ministerial cooperation (involving the Ministries of Agriculture and Industry) towards the Spanish Initiative of Bio-kerosene production and consumption for aviation. The event took place from 20 to the 22nd of October and it brought together stakeholders to share experiences and views, to exchange best practices, to evaluate emerging issues and to jointly elaborate recommendations towards the successful future development of sustainable aviation fuels.
World's first bioenergy project
The Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC), an initiative of the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, has announced what it says will be the world's first bioenergy pilot project to use desert land, irrigated by seawater, to produce both food and energy. The project's partners, which include Boeing, have focused on halophytes because they are native to the region, have demonstrated potential as a renewable source for aviation biofuels and can thrive while growing water of high salinity, necessary as the seawater here is saltier than in other regions across the world.
% change vs. 1 year
EUAs spot Close: 6.79
EUAs spot Var: -4.9%
CERs spot Close: 0.04
CERs spot Var: 0,00%
January 23rd 2015