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Biofuel from forests lightens jetliner carbon footprint

Written on August 28, 2017 at 10:19 am, by

August 24, 2017: Washington Forest Protection Association

Alaska Airlines made history recently, flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from the remains of logging and thinning in sustainably managed forests.

Aviation biofuel is made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that are left after the harvesting of managed forests. The renewable, clean jet fuel was produced during five years of research and testing conducted by the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance.

Producing a new generation . . .

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