Aeromexico using aviation biofuels for Mexico-Costa Rica route

November 14, 2011 |

In Mexico, Honeywell Green Jet Fuel, produced using process technology from Honeywell’s UOP, is powering Aeroméxico’s Mexico City to San José, Costa Rica route, marking one of the first uses of renewable fuels in everyday airplane passenger service.

Aeroméxico has begun use of Green Jet Fuel made by Honeywell’s UOP on its regular Mexico City to Costa Rica route as part of its “Green Flights” project designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The Aeroméxico-operated Boeing 737-700, which carries up to 124 passengers, will use a 15 percent blend of Green Jet Fuel made from the inedible plant camelina and petroleum-based fuel.  According to ASA, the Mexican aviation sector expects biofuels to account for 1 percent of the fuel used in Mexico by 2015 and 15 percent by 2020.

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