An EU-funded SOLAR-JET project at notable research organizations from academia through to industry (ETH Zürich, Bauhaus Luftfahrt, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), ARTTIC and Shell Global Solutions) has successfully demonstrated the entire production chain for renewable aviation kerosene obtained directly from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. The new EU process has also the […]

Bio diesel compared to ethanol is way behind in displacing petroleum products.  Add in the other middle distillates such as jet fuel and kerosene and the very small percentage looks even smaller.  Ethanol has been used for centuries and has a huge head start, but a new breakthrough at the U.S Department of Energy (DOE)’s […]

Waste gases emitted by blast furnaces, coke ovens and BOF (basic oxygen furnace) operations can now be converted into low-cost ethanol and high-value chemicals.  The new fuel production process recycles waste gases that would otherwise be oxidized further to carbon dioxide and released into the atmosphere. Britain’s Virgin Atlantic Airline announced the development of a […]

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