Monday, March 14, 2016
United Airlines Goes Green With Biofuel Use At LAX
United Airlines on Friday that it has become the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights, through at effort at Los Angeles International Airport. United said the first flight, United Flight 708, between LAX and San Francisco, was entirely fueled by sustainable biofuel, and that it will be operating flights between LAX and SFO for the next two weeks entirely using that biofuel as part of the effort. United also said it has agreed to purchase 15 million gallons of sustainable biofuel for its daily use over a three year period, for use in its regularly scheduled flights, from AltAir Paramount. The use of biofuels reduces carbon emissions from flights by as a much as 60 percent when compared to standard jet fuel, according to the companies. That sustainable biofuel is generated from non edible natural oils and agricultural waste.