Alaska Airlines flies two commercials flights on Gevo’s ATJ

June 8, 2016 |

In Colorado, Gevo, Inc. announced that the first two commercial flights using Gevo’s renewable alcohol to jet fuel (ATJ) took place Tuesday originating in Seattle and flying to San Francisco International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, respectively.

The event marks a successful step toward new fuels that help airlines to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs). Gevo’s alcohol to jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK) process turns its bio-based isobutanol into jet fuel that meets the requirements of the recently revised ASTM D7566 (Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons) for up to a 30 percent fuel blend.  The two Alaska Airlines flights utilized a 20 percent fuel blend.

When compared to other fuel options, Gevo believes that its renewable ATJ has the potential to offer the most optimized operating cost, capital cost, feedstock availability, scalability, and translation across geographies.

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