Arena del Rio featuring UMusic Hotels arrives in Colombia and Latin America

United, Honeywell invest in new clean tech venture from Alder Fuels

We are very proud to welcome United Airlines and Honeywell UOP to our portfolio company Alder Fuels. Together, we will combine our expertise and resources to continue advancing the path to sustainability in aviation. Our goal is to leverage innovative technologies to achieve the large-scale commercialization of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Xavier Adserà, Adequita Capital

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United agrees to purchase 1.5 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over 20 years - which is one and a half times the size of the rest of the world's airlines' publicly announced SAF commitments combined

United and Honeywell today announced a joint multimillion-dollar investment in Alder Fuels – a cleantech company that is pioneering first-of-its-kind technologies for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at scale by converting abundant biomass, such as forest and crop waste, into sustainable low-carbon, drop-in replacement crude oil that can be used to produce aviation fuel. When used together across the fuel lifecycle, the Alder technologies, coupled with Honeywell’s Ecofining™ process, could have the ability to produce a carbon-negative fuel at spec with today’s jet fuel. The goal of the technologies is to produce fuel that is a 100% drop-in replacement for petroleum jet fuel.

“Alder’s technology revolutionizes SAF production by enabling use of widely available, low-cost and low-carbon feedstock. The industry is now a major step closer to using 100% SAF with our drop-in fuel that accelerates the global transition to a zero-carbon economy.” – Bryan Sherbacow, CEO of Alder Fuels and senior advisor to World Energy, the company that owns and operates the world’s first SAF refinery.

For further information, please visit United’s website here.

What Destination Hotels Mean for Universal Music

Universal Music Group announces a new luxury hotel chain called UMusic Hotels

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“Everyone’s looking for an experience, and we want to do something that’s deep and authentic, that really tells the story of the region, the community, how we’re transforming those communities, integrating into those communities, and how we’re bringing music and storytelling into them in a whole different fashion. Let your mind wander how far it can go.”

Robert Lavia, UVentures

Fast Company

Universal Music Group and investment holding company UVentures made a rather brief announcement in August of a partnership to develop what they called “a new music-focused experiential hospitality category.”

Today, the two companies are revealing the first three locations for UMusic Hotels, their music-themed luxury hotel venture, with projects underway in Atlanta, Orlando, and Biloxi, Mississippi.

Embodying each location’s unique spirit, the hotels will draw inspiration from their respective local culture and serve as creative hubs in communities around the world – promoting positive social change, education and innovation through the power of music. Guests will discover the soul of each city through its rich local music heritage. UMusic Hotels are committed to helping their communities thrive – creating jobs for local residents, supporting local businesses and suppliers, and creating opportunities for local artists, such as the establishment of new state-of-the-art music venues.

For more information and further announcements, find out more at www.umusic-hotels.com

To lear more, visit the Fast Company article here, the UMG annocement here, and view the video on the left for a sneak peek of UMusic Broadwater, the project in Biloxi, Mississippi.

Universal Music to build $1.2 billion hotel, entertainment destination in Biloxi

United, Honeywell invest in new clean tech venture from Alder Fuels

We are very proud to welcome United Airlines and Honeywell UOP to our portfolio company Alder Fuels. Together, we will combine our expertise and resources to continue advancing the path to sustainability in aviation. Our goal is to leverage innovative technologies to achieve the large-scale commercialization of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

Xavier Adserà, Adequita Capital

United Hub

United agrees to purchase 1.5 billion gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) over 20 years - which is one and a half times the size of the rest of the world's airlines' publicly announced SAF commitments combined

United and Honeywell today announced a joint multimillion-dollar investment in Alder Fuels – a cleantech company that is pioneering first-of-its-kind technologies for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at scale by converting abundant biomass, such as forest and crop waste, into sustainable low-carbon, drop-in replacement crude oil that can be used to produce aviation fuel. When used together across the fuel lifecycle, the Alder technologies, coupled with Honeywell’s Ecofining™ process, could have the ability to produce a carbon-negative fuel at spec with today’s jet fuel. The goal of the technologies is to produce fuel that is a 100% drop-in replacement for petroleum jet fuel.

“Alder’s technology revolutionizes SAF production by enabling use of widely available, low-cost and low-carbon feedstock. The industry is now a major step closer to using 100% SAF with our drop-in fuel that accelerates the global transition to a zero-carbon economy.” – Bryan Sherbacow, CEO of Alder Fuels and senior advisor to World Energy, the company that owns and operates the world’s first SAF refinery.

For further information, please visit United’s website here.

Universal Music Group announces a new luxury hotel chain called UMusic Hotels

Universal Music Group announces a new luxury hotel chain called UMusic Hotels

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“Everyone’s looking for an experience, and we want to do something that’s deep and authentic, that really tells the story of the region, the community, how we’re transforming those communities, integrating into those communities, and how we’re bringing music and storytelling into them in a whole different fashion. Let your mind wander how far it can go.”

Robert Lavia, UVentures

Fast Company

Universal Music Group and investment holding company UVentures made a rather brief announcement in August of a partnership to develop what they called “a new music-focused experiential hospitality category.”

Today, the two companies are revealing the first three locations for UMusic Hotels, their music-themed luxury hotel venture, with projects underway in Atlanta, Orlando, and Biloxi, Mississippi.

Embodying each location’s unique spirit, the hotels will draw inspiration from their respective local culture and serve as creative hubs in communities around the world – promoting positive social change, education and innovation through the power of music. Guests will discover the soul of each city through its rich local music heritage. UMusic Hotels are committed to helping their communities thrive – creating jobs for local residents, supporting local businesses and suppliers, and creating opportunities for local artists, such as the establishment of new state-of-the-art music venues.

For more information and further announcements, find out more at www.umusic-hotels.com

To lear more, visit the Fast Company article here, the UMG annocement here, and view the video on the left for a sneak peek of UMusic Broadwater, the project in Biloxi, Mississippi.