Country

Brazil

Date

23/10/2013

Entity

Amyris, GOL Airlines

Product

Biofuels

Category

Deployment

Summary

​MOU between GOL Airlines and Amyris for renewable fuel supply from 2014

GOL Airlines, the largest low-cost airline in Latine America, and Amyris announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding  to pave the way for Amyris biofuel sypply to GOL from 2014.

Under the memorandum of understanding, GOL and Amyris will work together to establish a framework for bringing Amyris renewable jet fuel produced from Brazilian sugarcane to GOL's commercial flights following regulatory approvals and validation by standard-setting bodies, including ASTM International and Brazil's Oil, Gas and Biofuels Agency (ANP).

Amyris operates a production facility, located adjacent to the Paraiso sugarcane mill in Brotas, Sao Paulo in Brazil, to convert sugars into a renewable hydrocarbon, farnesene, which can be processed into a drop-in renewable jet fuel compliant with Jet A/A-1 specifications following regulatory and industry approvals. Life cycle greenhouse gas emissions are announced to be 80% lower than for conventional jet fuel and Amyris, which is member of Bonsucro, has also applied for RSB sustainability certification.

Amyris press release

Short Description

​MOU between GOL Airlines and Amyris for renewable fuel supply from 2014

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