Posted on: 05 June 2012 by Mark Howells
A new innovative renewable jet fuel developed by Amyris and sourced from Brazilian sugarcane has successfully passed all required testing and will be used during a demonstration flight on an Azul Embraer 195 powered by GE’s CF34-10E engines.
The “Azul+Verde” (a Greener Blue) flight will take place in Brazil on 19 June during the Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
Amyris’s renewable jet fuel has been designed to be compliant with Jet A/A-1 fuel specifications and provide equivalent performance versus conventional petroleum-derived fuel in a range of metrics, including fit-for-purpose properties and greenhouse gas emission reduction potential. The feedstock for the renewable jet fuel is sugarcane, a highly desirable biomass that can be produced sustainably in large-scale quantities in Brazil and other tropical countries.