Alaska Airlines Makes History Flying First Commercial Flight Using Fuel Made From The Forest
November 15, 2016
On November 14, Alaska Airlines made history flying the first commercial flight using the world's first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals - the limbs and branches that remain after the harvesting of managed forests.
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If the airline were able to replace just 20 percent of its entire fuel supply at Sea-Tac Airport with this biofuel, it would reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about 142,000 metric tons of CO2. This is equivalent to taking approximately 30,000 passenger vehicles off the road for one year.
"Today's flight comes after years of investments to help the aviation biofuels industry take off," said U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell. "By creating these sustainable biofuels, we will revitalize our rural agricultural communities, foster economic growth, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and cut our dependence on foreign oil while growing our competitiveness in global markets."
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