Camelina - World’s First Dedicated Biofuel Feedstock
On a snowy day before Thanksgiving in Helena, Montana, Scoville brought global attention to the world’s first dedicated energy crop – camelina – by hosting a press conference with U.S. Senators Max Baucus and Jon Tester and Montana Governor Schweitzer. Working with partner firm Van Ness Feldman, Scoville literally put Sustainable Oils on the map, and brought camelina to the forefront of the biofuels world through extensive media coverage. In less than two years the company would have renewable jet fuel contracts with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force, and camelina-based jet fuel would be the choice of 14 global airlines.
World’s First Biojet Flight
When Imperium Renewables produced renewable fuel that powered a Virgin Airlines Boeing 747 in the world’s first biofuels test flight, Scoville took the controls to ensure a smooth ride for the company. The results - global media coverage of the promise of renewable jet fuel, Imperium Renewables and images of CEO John Plaza on stage with Sir Richard Branson in a pre-flight news conference. Bloody good.
Japan Airlines Biofuels Test Flight
Not content with just one biojet test flight, Scoville helped Sustainable Oils connect with Boeing, resulting in another historic biofuels test flight, this time on another continent (Asia) with another feedstock (U.S. grown camelina). Scoville was onsite to ensure a smooth landing for the company officials, coordinate media interviews and provide key public relations support leading to global news coverage and strategic partnership building. Together, we’re helping the aviation industry say sayonara to carbon emissions.
Zipcar Plug-In Hybrid Launch
Zipcar partnered with the City of San Francisco to launch the country’s first plug-in hybrid vehicle into a car sharing program. Scoville worked with its partners in city government to stage and execute the media event, develop key messages and line up media interviews for Zipcar officials. You could say that we kept Zipcar plugged-in to the news cycles all day.
Bionavitas’ Light Immersion Technology Launch
Redmond, Washington-based Bionavitas developed ground-breaking Light Immersion Technology (LIT) to distribute light more evenly through algae, drastically enhancing algal growth to make biofuels cost competitive with petroleum. Scoville crafted messaging, captured striking stock imagery and secured print, online, video and blog coverage of LIT throughout the biofuels industry. Just like any other plant, light helps algae grow. Just like other early-stage companies, Scoville helped Bionavitas grow.