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Norway's Avinor obtaining tenders for how to establish local aviation biofuel production

7-Nov-2011

Aviation biofuel is becoming big business. Over the past few years, a variety of airlines have tested drop-in biofuels, as part of the answer to the challenges of the price volatility of conventional fossil fuels and minimising the environmental impact of aviation. Life-cycle-assessments of biofuels have shown a wide range of net greenhouse gas savings compared to traditional fossil fuels.

Now Norwegian airports company and air navigation service provider Avinor has decided to get involved in a forward-looking biofuel programme. The ANSP announced at the end of Oct-2011 that it is obtaining tenders from consultant communities in Norway who will be tasked with investigating what it would take to establish commercially viable biofuel production for aviation in Norway. [1172 words]

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Subheadings:

  • Biofuel taking off
  • Moving from experimental to everyday

Graphs and data:

  • Greenhouse gas savings from biofuels compared to fossil fuels
  • Oil price and jet kerosene price: 2002 to 2012
  • Global airline fuel bill and % of total costs
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