Joachim Buse receives LT Manager Of The Year Award
Joachim Buse, Vice President Aviation Biofuel at Deutsche Lufthansa AG and board member of aireg, has received the Manager Of The Year Award by LT manager, a trade journal. Since 2009 Joachim Buse and his team of four are working to establish a cost-neutral supply of sustainable biofuels.
Milestone: Innovative fuel gains approval
The certification body ASTM has approved farnesane, a fuel developed by Amyris, an American start-up company, and TOTAL, after a comprehensive test series for the use in civil aviation.
A two year study commissioned by Airbus and partners including Virgin Australia in 2012 into the practicability of using Australia's mallee trees to make biofuels suitable for powering passenger jets has reported encouraging results.
SkyNRG, the global market maker for sustainable fuels, will supply sustainable jet fuel to a new series of KLM flights from Amsterdam to the Caribbean islands Aruba and Bonaire. The program will run for six months and is operated by an Airbus 330-200.