15 Nov '11, 9pm

Alaska Airlines Begins Cross-Country Flights on Used Cooking Oil Blend

The biofuel is chemically identical to jet fuel, which means the flights could actually run completely on the alternative fuel and not be blended, but right now the cost is prohibitive. The biofuel blend that Alaska Airlines is using cost it $17/gallon compared to $3/gallon for traditional jet fuel. But the expectation is that as production of biofuels like these increase, the prices will steeply drop.

Full article: http://www.ecogeek.org/preventing-pollution/3641-alaska-a...

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