Garuda says commencing transition to aviation biofuels

August 9, 2010 |

In Indonesia, Garuda Indonesia exec Wendy Aritonang confirmed to the Jakarta Globe that “We are in the process of changing from avtur [aviation fuel] to biofuel. Not a single [domestic] airline has done it yet. We will be implementing this plan in stages and it will not necessarily be achieved within this year.” The airline signed an MOU in February with the International Air Transport Association, committing to improving air travel services as well as to using biofuel.

Masnellyarti Hilman, deputy minister for environmental damage control at the Environment Ministry, told the Globe, “[Airlines] contribute only 3 percent [of emissions], but the industry is much more ready, for instance, from a technological standpoint, than land transportation.”

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