Minnesota Department of Agriculture Commissioner Thom Petersen is encouraging the federal government to allow the U.S. DOE's GREET model to be used to calculate GHG reductions for the purposes of the SAF tax credit.
A major farm show and state fair this week in two Midwest states will provide the backdrop for the Renewable Fuels Association’s latest push to see American-made, lower-carbon ethanol supported as a feedstock for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
August 25, 2023
LanzaTech U.K. Ltd, a subsidiary of LanzaTech Global Inc. has announced the next stage of consultation on its proposed industrial facility to turn ethanol into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The consultation is open through Sept. 13.
The American Carbon Alliance on Aug. 23 sent a letter to Internal Revenue Service Commissioner Danny Werfel urging the U.S. Treasury Department to adopt the U.S. Department of Energy’s GREET model to calculate the GHG emissions impacts of SAF.
Reps. Jasmine Crockett, D-Texas, and Max Miller, R-Ohio, on Aug. 18 introduced the Farm to Fuselage Act, legislation that aims to update the Farm Bill to facilitate increased domestic production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
The U.S. Department of Energy's national laboratories are helping companies advance sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) technologies by offering customizable pilot plants, laboratory equipment, and even supercomputers.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has awarded $2.5 million in funding to four projects that aim to advance lab-developed clean bioenergy technologies towards commercialization.
Gevo Inc. released second quarter financial results on Aug. 10, reporting that its RNG business continues to ramp up production and indicating that the company is pivoting to a modularized approach for its alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) technology.
August 09, 2023
Swedish Biofuels AB announced on Aug. 7 that the ASTM International Committee has accepted the use of C2 to C5 alcohols as feedstock for the alcohol-to-jet pathway as well as a new specification for fully formulated aviation fuel with aromatics.
Aemetis Inc. released Q2 financial results on Aug. 3, reporting progress with the development of its dairy RNG project and its proposed renewable diesel and SAF biorefinery. The company also highlighted its existing ethanol and biodiesel operations.
Gevo Inc. has announced that its Net-Zero 1 ethanol-to-jet project has been invited by the U.S. DOE to the due diligence and term sheet negotiation phase for a $950 million loan guarantee under the Title 17 Clean Energy Financing Program.
By Lufthansa Group
August 03, 2023
The Lufthansa Group and the HCS Group have signed a letter of intent (LOI) to partner on the production and supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). Starting in 2026, HCS could supply Lufthansa with SAF produced via ATJ technology.
Growth Energy CEO Emily Skor discusses the importance of using the GREET model to calculate the lifecycle analysis of SAF in the U.S. and debunks claims by the anti-agriculture crowd that renewable fuels will promote “clearing land to grow crops.”
By United Airlines
July 26, 2023
The United Airlines Ventures Sustainable Flight Fund, which aims to increase the supply of SAF through the support of start-ups, has increased its investment power to nearly $200 million and added eight new corporate partners.
Gevo Inc. has entered into a master services agreement with a subsidiary of McDermott International Ltd. to provide front end engineering and early planning services for Gevo’s development of multiple SAF facilities in North America.
International Airlines Group has announced an investment into Nova Pangaea Technologies, an U.K.-based cleantech company whose technology converts agricultural waste and wood residue into ethanol that can be processed into SAF.
The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) on July 3 opened a $30 million sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) funding initiative that aims to reduce emissions in the aviation sector by supporting the development of a domestic SAF industry.
By BBI International
July 13, 2023
SAF Magazine and the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI) announced the preliminary agenda for the North American SAF Conference & Expo taking place Aug. 29-30 at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Blue Biofuels Inc. announced on July 11 it has been awarded a U.S. Department of Energy Small Business Innovation Research Phase 1 grant. The $206,500 grant will support efforts to scale and optimize the company's cellulose-to-sugar process.
Sen. Raphael Warnock, D-Ga., on June 13 introduced the Advancing Aviation Emissions Reduction Opportunities (AAERO) Act, which aims to alter some provisions of a SAF grant program included in the IRA and boost the program’s funding.
The ethanol industry has a role to play in the emerging SAF indsutry through both ethanol-to-jet technologies and the supply of distillers corn oil feedstock.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., on June 13 introduced the Sustainable Aviation Fuels Accuracy Act of 2023, a bipartisan bill that aims to identify the standards required to meet the definition of SAF at the FAA.
Blue Biofuels announced that it has signed a MOU with World Energy under which World Energy will purchase the finished products produced by Blue Biofuels and all their applicable environmental attributes, including ethanol and SAF.