Biofuel

SAS offers passengers loyalty points to boost biofuel purchases

SAS is offering passengers loyalty points if they purchase biofuel with their tickets, hoping to boost uptake of the non-profit service...


JetBlue receives A321 powered 15% biofuel

JetBlue is receiving its first Airbus A321 aircraft, fueled with renewable jet fuel blend. The aircraft in question is the first such aircraft by Airbus manufactured not in Europe, but the United States....


United Airlines pledged to reduce own emissions by half by 2050

United Airlines became the first U.S. airline to publicly commit to reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2050, on September 13, 2018....


Virgin Australia completes major biojet trial at Brisbane airport

 With the completion of a major biofuel trial at Brisbane Airport (BNE), Virgin Australia and its partners just became the first to supply renewable jet fuel into a commercial airport infrastructure in the country....


China makes first cross-ocean biofuel flight

On November 21, 2017, Hainan Airlines Boeing 787 powered by sustainable aviation biofuel took off from Beijing and landed in Chicago, making it the first cross-ocean biofuel flight in the history of Chinese aviation....


NASA: Biofuels reduce jet engine pollution

Using biofuels to help power jet engines reduces particle emissions in their exhaust by as much as 50 to 70%, in a new study conclusion that bodes well for airline economics and Earth's environment. The findings are the result of a cooperative international research program led by NASA and involving agencies from Germany and Canada, and are detailed in a study published in the journal Nature....


ATR and Sweden’s BRA perform first ATR biofuel flight

An ATR 72-600 of the Swedish carrier BRA (former Braathens Regional) took off from Stockholm-Bromma today to Umeå fueled at 45% with fossil-free used cooking oil, marking the first biofuel-powered flight of an ATR aircraft....


Alaska Airlines uses biofuel from forest residuals

On the 14th of November 2016, 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. The alternative jet fuel was produced through the efforts of the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA)....