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May 21, 2008
May 21, 2008 5:00:00 AM
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The tech and manufacturing conglomerate Honeywell International revealed that it is working with Airbus, JetBlue and International Aero Engines to develop new biofuel options for commercial jets. The partnership piggybacks on research the Honeywell subsidiary UOP (an oil and gas technologies company) has already done to create military jet fuel from “natural oils and greases.” Honeywell Aerospace will also join in the fun. The enterprise promises to focus on sustainable fuel sources, such as algae, that won’t take up valuable resources needed for global food supplies. Read more here. The competition between different biofuels for development dollars and public will is fierce. TreeHugger passed on this super-helpful chart published by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer comparing biofuel technologies. It appears Honeywell and company are on the right track: Algae has negative greenhouse gas emissions, has low fertilizer and pesticide needs, and would require only a small percentage of crop land to be...
Eco-Travel Interview: Maho Bay founder expanding Trash to Treasure program
Last week I had the chance to talk with a truly inspirational figure in the eco-travel world. Stan Selengut can’t seem to help doing things big. After being a member of President Kennedy’s Office of Economic Opportunity and the owner of a large import company, he retired young at age 44. He thought he’d open a little destination on the Virgin Islands to ease his post-retirement doldrums. “That small inn grew to a really big business,” Stan laughs. Stan started Maho Bay on St. John in 1976 with 18 tent cottages; the eco-camp has been profitable from its first year. (Interesting, given the struggles today’s big companies are having turning green into $green$.) It’s become an example for sustainable destinations everywhere and has grown to 114 tent cottages, more deluxe studios, and another camp, Estate Concordia, up the coast. Today, Stan is hoping to turn another modest enterprise into a...
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