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American Carbon Registry honours Airlines for America with environmental award for its ICAO CORSIA role | American Carbon Registry,GreenTrees,Winrock International
American Carbon Registry honours Airlines for America with environmental award for its ICAO CORSIA role
Apr 2018 - Trade association Airlines for America (A4A) has been presented with the annual 'Commitment to Quality' environmental achievement award by the American Carbon Registry (ACR) for "helping to shape the ICAO GHG emissions reduction programme and offsetting mechanism for airlines in a way that ensures quality, rigour and transparency." The non-profit enterprise of Winrock International, ACR oversees the registration and verification of carbon offset projects in both the voluntary carbon market and California's regulated carbon market, as well as operating an electronic registry system. Announcing the award, ACR lauded A4A's critical role in supporting the ICAO agreement on the CORSIA carbon offset scheme for international aviation and the development of its implementing provisions.  Read more ...

World Energy acquires AltAir's world-first commercial scale renewable jet fuel refinery | AltAir,World Energy
World Energy acquires AltAir's world-first commercial scale renewable jet fuel refinery
Mar 2018 - Boston-based World Energy has acquired Delek US Holdings' interests in renewable jet fuel and renewable diesel producer AltAir Paramount in California for a reported $72 million. The purchase includes the Paramount refinery, the world's first to supply renewable jet fuel on a commercial scale for customers such as United Airlines, Air Canada, Qantas and others. It produces in the region of 35 million gallons per year of renewable jet. "Supported by the frameworks of the national renewable fuel standard and California's Low Carbon Fuels Standard programmes, AltAir converted a struggling petroleum refinery to one of the country's most important renewable fuel refineries, while preserving and converting approximately 100 jobs to the green economy," said Bryan Sherbacow, AltAir's co-founder.  Read more ...

Sweden's Braathens Regional Airlines to offer passengers the option to book biofuel flights | Braathens
Sweden's Braathens Regional Airlines to offer passengers the option to book biofuel flights
Mar 2018 - From April 8, passengers flying with Braathens Regional Airlines will have the option to pay an extra fee of 300 Swedish krona ($36) per flight to enable the carrier to fly on biofuel. After a flight and depending on the number of passengers that paid the supplement, the plane is refuelled with the appropriate amount of biofuel, which is being supplied by Air BP, and is based on a fixed cost equivalent to an average flight time of one hour. "Since 2017, we have offered this biofuel opportunity to businesses only – now it's possible for everyone. This is an important step towards our goal of becoming fossil-free by the end of 2030." This month, the airline joined the government's Fossil Free Sweden initiative. In February 2017, Braathens flew its first biofuel flight that also marked the first time an ATR turboprop had used a biofuel blend on a commercial flight. Read more ...