Alaska Airlines: First flight with jet fuel from treesStaff Writer | November 15, 2016
Alaska Airlines has broken new ground this week, with one of its commercial flights using renewable fuel made from "forest residuals."
Airline A 20 percent blend of sustainable aviation biofuel
The flight was between Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and Reagan National Airport, which serves Washington, D.C. It used a 20 percent blend of sustainable aviation biofuel, which Alaska Airlines said was "chemically indistinguishable from regular jet A fuel."
The fuel was developed thanks to the work of the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA), Alaska Airlines added. ■