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Alaska Airlines Takes Off With Sustainable Fuel

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011 - 1:17pm

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The aviation industry is often singled out as one of the major sources of carbon emissions. In order to mitigate its impact on the environment, individual airlines are looking for cleaner, sustainable fuels to get their planes off the ground.

Alaska Airlines is one of the companies trying out sustainable jet fuel. The company announced that starting tomorrow (November 9) it will fly 75 commercial passenger flights in the United States powered by biofuel. Two maiden biofuel-powered flights will leave Seattle on November 9 for Washington, D.C., and Portland, Oregon.

In conjunction with it sister carried, Horizon Air, the company will continue to operate select flights between Seattle and the two cities over the next few weeks using a 20 percent blend of sustainable biofuel made from used cooking oil that it said meets rigorous international safety and sustainability standards.

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