Germany’s Upper House stopped on Friday the law approved by the House of Representatives to reduce the overall bio-fuels’ targets for 2009 from 6.25% to 5.25%, retroactively implemented as of 1 January 2009, and to set the target at 6.25% from 2010, Reuters reports. If no agreement can be reached in the mediation committee between the two Houses, the existing law will remain in force.
Air Center Europe (ACE) plans to prove it can fly over the ocean in a single-engine aircraft running on bio-fuel, Gave News reports. Together with northern training institutes, bio-technology company Ingrepo and VentureLab Twente, this pilot training school is developing a bio-fuel for the aviation sector.
At the beginning of August, an Antonov 2 owned by Air Centre Europe will make the first transatlantic flight while running on bio-fuel. Students from Stenden University and the Noorderpoort College are working together with ACE, Ingrepo and VentureLab Twente to produce the ideal fuel: their kerosene (based on algae) will soon be tested in an aircraft engine in Twente. (18 May 2009)