32 °C Singapore, SG
April 20, 2021
Latest News
Loss of Arctic sea ice can spoil French wine harvest Southeast Asia to establish its own framework for green investments, but natural gas remains a feature Major Asian bank says it’s not practical in the short term to cut off clients in the coal business Volkswagen Reveals the ID.6 CROZZ and ID.6 X Guest post: How finance from rich nations could drive 40% of new coal plant emissions What’s Greener In Europe — A Train, A Plane, Or A Car? What’s Dirtiest? Polestar 0: A Truly Carbon-Neutral Car By 2030 University researchers raise a toast to biofuel prospects How can small renewable power producers help the Philippines reach its 35% clean energy target? New report hails the decade of renewables as 2020 hits capacity record Low Carbon Aluminum Boosted By Audi’s Use In Automotive First To avoid future pandemics, reverse the destruction of ecosystems Eni’s new treatment plant begins operations Smart energy managed service stations coming in Singapore Is 2021 when net zero targets become a central focus for world leaders? Australia ranked worst in world on Covid recovery spending on green options How wind power is leading America’s energy transition Indoor-Grown Weed Is Spewing Carbon Into the Atmosphere China selects Siemens Energy transformers for first 66kV offshore wind farm LG Energy Solution to invest $4.5bn in US battery production expansion Waning support for nuclear power 10 years after Fukushima Enterprises’ sustainable development contributes to Việt Nam’s prosperity: PM Grab is hatching a carbon-cutting plan Tata Power unveils blockchain-enabled solar trading for Delhi customers Construction set to start on Australia’s first lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant UK Ford Mustang Mach-E Buyers Get Big Charging Boost Via BP Pulse Network Solar power’s future could soon be overshadowed Why a managed shift away from fossil fuels is essential and urgent. Including for petrostates. Dangerous narratives and climate migration IEA releases India Energy Outlook 2021 report

New industry project to advance availability of sustainable aviation fuel in Canada

The Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN), SkyNRG, Waterfall Group and Vancouver Airport Authority have launched BioPortYVR, a project to increase the supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Canada.

The project will support provincial and federal government climate action commitments and is an important step towards the introduction of SAF across the country. Although SAF is not currently widely available in Canada, demand is continuing to grow as the airline industry looks to reduce its carbon footprint.

The first phase of the project includes a comprehensive feasibility study designed to assess the implementation of an integrated SAF supply chain in British Columbia, Canada. The study, which is due to be finished in March 2020, was commissioned by GARDN.

The BioPortYVR project will consider and evaluate the viability of implementing regional supply chains to distribute SAF to airlines operating at Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and surrounding airports, through demand centres known as BioPorts.

Over the next few months, the project partners will work with industry, government and other stakeholders to develop a series of actionable recommendations to introduce SAF at YVR.

“Since 2009, GARDN has funded more than 35 collaborative projects – including projects on sustainable aviation fuels – that have led to groundbreaking innovations all along the supply chain, reducing the environmental impact of Canada’s aerospace industry,” commented Kateryna Derkach, director of strategy and sustainability at GARDN. “We are proud to commission the BioPortYVR project and work with industry-leading partners to assess the future of locally produced SAF in Canada and shape a more sustainable air transportation industry.”

Misha Valk, head of future fuels at SkyNRG, added: “We are proud to be a part of BioPortYVR and to help advance the use of SAF in Canada together with such strong partners. Building new industries is all about partnering with the right people and organisations. For us, this is an important milestone in growing the market for sustainable aviation fuel and in ensuring a sustainable future for commercial aviation.”

Waterfall Group partner Fred Ghatala noted: “Our firm is focused on creating the conditions for economically viable production and use of renewable fuels in Canada. This partnership and BioPortYVR is an important evolution of our work in the aviation sector.”

“We pride ourselves on being a leader in sustainability and are thrilled to be at the forefront of exploring SAF in Canada alongside GARDN, SkyNRG and Waterfall Group,” concluded Marion Town, director of environment at Vancouver Airport Authority. “As Canada’s second busiest airport, we look forward to contributing to real and visible actions that have the potential to significantly reduce carbon emissions from air travel.”

Source

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *