Third Biofuel Gets ASTM Approval

ASTM International has given aviation fuel producers the green light to develop new synthesised iso-paraffinic (SIP) biofuels, which are derived from hydroprocessed fermented sugars. ASTM has revised its D7566 specification, which outlines quality standards for renewable aviation fuels, to include SIP biofuels alongside those derived from plant oils and animal processing waste and those from biomass and fossil fuel feedstocks. The inclusion of SIP biofuels confirms that ASTM considers them safe for commercial aviation and may be blended at up to 10 per cent (by volume) with conventional jet fuel. US trade body Airlines for America hailed the decision as a providing “another pathway for alternative jet fuel production”

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