Aviation biofuels could do more for the environment than just reduce GHG emissions

Within ITAKA, MMU has been studying how the cultivation of camelina as raw material for biojet could be done in polluted or degraded lands and help to remediating them, recovering land resources for agricultural use.

The full study is available at the following link.

Past events

ITAKA presented the latest results in the next Advanced Biofuels Conference in Sweden, ANERS in France and Aerodays 2015 in UK.

The Advanced Biofuels Conference was intended for those who are interested in creating a sustainable transport sector using biofuels and it took place from 16-17 September in Radisson Blu Arlandia, Stockholm Arlanda Airport.

Aircraft Noise and Emissions Reduction Symposium (ANERS) took place in La Rochelle, from 22- 25 September. It brought together leading engineers, scientist, government and civil aviation officials, industry, and policy makers from Europe and the United States as well as other regions of the world to discuss the topics and issues of aircraft emissions and noise reduction.

Aerodays, the 7th European Aeronautics Days, is the European flagship event in aviation research and innovation which took place once, during each EU Research Framework Programme. It took place from 20-23 October in Central London.

Camelina oil production

A third camelina oil plantation has been harvested and crushed in Spain.

This new crop provides again highly valuable information about the crop in the European Union under sustainability conditions, including a low risk of indirect land use change.

A fourth and last plantation is planned for the season 2015/16, to complete the study and provide the final conclusions for the project. The full study will be made public in this website.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research technological development and demonstration under grant agreement No 308807