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Sustainable aviation news blog from Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels.

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New Relationships Are Advancing the Opportunities in Sustainable Aviation Fuel Industry

One of the key indicators that the Sustainable Aviation Fuel (“SAF”) Industry will enjoy tremendous growth in the coming decade is the fact that major coalitions and partnerships are sprouting up that will ensure Project success going forward. These coalitions and relationships can create the energy that the industry needs to attract more investors in ...

Sustainable Aviation Fuels Four Pillars

BioFuels International, the premiere international site for biofuels news and features (https://biofuels-news.com/), features an article from NWABF’s CFO Bernard Asher, on the 4 Key Pillars that make up a successful investment in a biofuels project. The PDF seen below runs in the July print magazine (available to subscribers). The article focuses on the 4 key ...
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ASTM Standards for Sustainable Aviation Fuel Producers

Positive interest is growing for increasing the use of sustainable aviation fuel in the commercial airline industry. In recent months, the American Society for Testing & Materials (ASTM), approved and published a new 7th Annex to ASTM D7566 (Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons) to establish the criteria for blending sustainable aviation ...
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When a Carbon Neutral Pledge Makes The Most Difference

Microsoft, Amazon, Ikea, BP – what do these big brands all have in common? They’ve made a commitment to reduce carbon emissions in the atmosphere. Wonder how brands like these are going to make it work? There are actually two ways, and one is far more impactful than the other.  Different Methodologies Many companies these ...
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Modeling the Availability of Woody Biomass

Modeling the availability of woody biomass (organic matter from trees and plants) in heavily forested areas was the focus of a recent project conducted by the U.S. Forest Service and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), one of the national laboratories of the U.S. Department of Energy.  A joint team set out to build a ...
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Key Components for a Successful Sustainable Aviation Fuel Investment

This second article is part of a series highlighting additional elements to mitigate risk and attract funding for successful renewable biofuels projects.  In our first article – The 4 Pillars of Successful Biofuels Project Investment – we shared the baseline  “pillars” investors look for when considering an investment opportunity in renewable energy initiatives. The four ...
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The 4 Pillars for Successful Biofuels Project Investment

Increased investment interest is on the horizon for companies working in the renewable energy sector. One of these long-term investment opportunities that’s timely and tangible is in renewable biomass to fuel initiatives.  One very visible growth aspect of this enormous opportunity lies within international airline flights, where regulatory moves are forcing airlines to comply with ...
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USDA Makes Rule Changes to Bio-Based Products Loan Program

Legislative news out of Washington, DC earlier this month may boost interest and investment opportunities in biomass fuels and their representative companies.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) published final rules for Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program (9003 Program). These rules now allow potential investors to submit applications to develop renewable ...
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Biomass and Climate Change as Partners

A recent op-ed in one of the nation’s top political news sites called for energy policy makers at the EPA to consider a sensible forest biomass policy in the coming Clean Air Act. Certainly, there’s room for a balanced approach,  good for forests and biomass developers, and can also help combat climate change at the ...
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NWABF Selects Black & Veatch as its EPC of Record to Boost Aviation BioFuel Initiatives

Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels (NWABF), known for its expertise to produce sustainable jet fuel capacity for the financial marketplace and lender communities, announced that it has selected Black & Veatch, the global engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) firm as its EPC of record for its sustainable aviation fuel project. Black & Veatch is also being hired to complete the ...