07 Nov '11, 8pm

Alaska Airlines to fly 75 planes on 20% cooking oil-based fuel later this week via @Michael_GR

Alaska Airlines to fly 75 planes on 20% cooking oil-based fuel later this week via @Michael_GR

Starting this week, Alaska Airlines will fly 75 commercial passenger flights on a fuel blend that consists of 20% biofuels. The fuel was supplied by SkyNRG , an aviation biofuels company, and made by Dynamic Fuels , a producer of 'next-generation' fuels made from used cooking oil. The fuel blend meets aviation and military safety, environmental, and performance standards, and unlike most biodiesel, it can be mixed with petroleum-based fuel and transported in existing pipelines. Flickr /CC BY 3.0 Because this is only for 75 flights, the total impact will be rather small - the equivalent of taking 26 cars off the road for a year - but if the airline powered all of its flights with a 20% biofuel blend for one year, the annual emissions reductions would equal taking about 64,000 cars off the road or providing electricity to 28,000 homes. And if this was ramped up to a higher r...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/aviation/alaska-airlines-fly-75...

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