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SOURCE Byogy Renewables, Inc.
Byogy and Avianca Brasil Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Global Certification
SAN JOSE, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Continuing its commitment to deliver economical, 100% drop-in replacement biofuels, Byogy is delighted that Avianca Brasil has selected the Byogy Renewables Alcohol to Jet ("ATJ") fully renewable aviation biofuel process to source their environment friendly alternate low carbon aviation fuels in the future (www.byogy.com).
"The road to achieve certification of an alternative aviation fuel and reach commercial scale volume production is challenging and long. Avianca is the right partner for long journeys", said Kevin Weiss, President and CEO of Byogy.
The fastest growing airline in Brazil, Avianca now operates one of the newest, most modern aircraft fleets in Latin America. Brazil, a world leader in the production of sugar cane ethanol, can leverage the Byogy ATJ process and lead the world in the development of a truly sustainable renewable aviation fuel industry.
Avianca has selected its Airbus A319, powered by CFMI (a partnership between General Electric and SNECMA of France) CFM56 engines, as the fleet member to be used with Byogy for advanced testing and data acquisition which will support the ATJ specification adoption process which is well under way with the global ASTM governing organization.
"Byogy is most pleased to welcome Avianca to our ATJ team", said Weiss.
About Byogy Renewables, Inc.
Byogy Renewables, headquartered in California with a Subsidiary in Brazil, has developed a breakthrough catalytic platform that converts any source of hydrous ethanol, or butanol, into full replacement, drop-in, and cost competitive biofuels including gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.
Produced with a globally available ethanol feedstock, Byogy's premium jet fuel requires no infrastructure or engine modifications, delivers significant environmental benefits, allows lower operating costs for commercial airline and military operators, and can be produced competitively to petroleum fuel today, without government subsidies.
About Avianca Brasil
Avianca Brasil is a Brazilian Airline based in Sao Paulo operating passenger services from 24 destinations.
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