Algae News Wrap Up: Airlines, airports and the aviation industry look to algae biofuels

RTT News reports that the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) have stated they will team up with the airline industry to work on developing renewable jet fuel. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates that biofuels will make up about 30 percent of aviation fuel supplies by 2050.

Airport Business reports that Avinor (a state owned company that operates most of the civil the airports in Norway) is enthusiastically pursuing a study into biofuel production as the latest step in its carbon reduction efforts. Already two of its airports – Oslo and Trondheim – are Airport Carbon Accredited at the highest level – ‘Neutrality’. Jon Sjølander, Avinor’s Strategy Director, explained  that “Biofuels are one of the most promising areas in terms of reducing carbon emissions.”