Friday, April 22, 2011

Germany joins with Lufthansa to sponsor jatropha trial

Further to Rainforest Rescue's email action earlier this year.
1.  From the Ecologist:

Germany joins up with Lufthansa to sponsor biofuel six times worse than fossil fuels
Campaigners are outraged over airline Lufthansa and German government funding for jatropha biofuels trial

Campaigners should support aviation industry biofuel trials
The aviation industry deserves credit for being proactive about looking for alternatives to fossil fuels, says Paul Steele from the Air Transport Action Group
2.  From Biofuels Digest:

Air Transport Action Group defends jatropha, sustainable biofuels process

Meghan Sapp | April 21, 2011 | 0 Comments
In Switzerland, the Air Transport Action Group is fighting back against an article in the Ecologist that claimed Germany, Lufthansa and the global airlines industry as a whole are supporting 'bad' biofuels by working to make jatropha a major feedstock for bio-based jetfuels.
The ATAG says that by working with the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels from the start and focusing on finding crops for fuel that can and will be grown responsibly since the industry does not have the luxury of reducing its GHG emissions through solar, wind and other renewable energies.

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