Your next flight might be powered by cooking oil.
Okay, so maybe it won’t be entirely powered by cooking oil (yet!), but starting this week, Alaska Airlines will fly 75 commercial passenger flights on a fuel blend that contains 20 percent biofuels.
The fuel blend meets all safety standards, and unlike most biodiesel, can be mixed with petroleum-based fuel and transported in existing pipelines.
The total impact will be rather small—the equivalent of taking 26 cars off the road for a year—but every little bit counts. If Alaska Airlines powered all of their flights by this blend for a year, it would be the equivalent of taking 64,000 cars off the road for a year.
It may not be a solution, but it’s a step in the right direction!
What do you think about this development? Will you be on one of these flights?
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