Tag: Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines teams with Neste to increase uptake of aviation biofuel

Alaska Airlines teams with Neste to increase uptake of aviation biofuel

September 13, 2018 |

In Washington state, as part of Alaska Airlines’ ongoing efforts to fly greener and expand use of sustainable aviation fuels, Neste and Alaska have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). In addition to Alaska’s efforts to increase fuel-efficiency and adopt innovative flight technology, the agreement will allow Neste and Alaska to more closely work together to design, create and implement solutions […]

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Alaska Airlines comes out on top 7th year in a row for fuel efficiency

Alaska Airlines comes out on top 7th year in a row for fuel efficiency

December 22, 2017 |

In Washington, D.C., Alaska Airlines continued to be the most fuel-efficient domestic carrier for the seventh year running, according to a study published by the International Council on Clean Transport. Frontier and Spirit were in second place in 2016 and 2015, respectively. Meanwhile, Virgin America was the least efficient carrier in both years, according to […]

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Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines launch study results showing best biojet strategy for Sea-Tac

Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines launch study results showing best biojet strategy for Sea-Tac

January 16, 2017 |

In Washington state, the Port of Seattle, Boeing and Alaska Airlines released a first-of-its-kind study that identifies the best infrastructure options for delivering aviation biofuel to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. In pursuit of its goal to power every flight at Sea-Tac with sustainable aviation biofuel, Sea-Tac is among the first airports in North America to work […]

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Alaska Airlines flies two commercials flights on Gevo’s ATJ

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 […]

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Alaska Airlines now flying on Gevo fuels: renewable jet fuel made from alcohol

Alaska Airlines now flying on Gevo fuels: renewable jet fuel made from alcohol

June 8, 2016 |

If you are an ardent follower of the stock market, or even perhaps the Biofuels Digest Index equities, you would have noticed yesterday that Gevo’s stock rose by more than 50 percent on a single trading day, with a gigantic rise in the trading volume to nearly 45 million shares, almost 15X the normal trading volume. Today, […]

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Gevo’s Alcohol to Jet Fuel clears key ASTM hurdle

Gevo’s Alcohol to Jet Fuel clears key ASTM hurdle

March 28, 2016 |

First commercial test flight with Alaska Airlines comes closer In Colorado, ASTM International Committee D02 on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants and Subcommittee D02.J on Aviation Fuel passed a concurrent ballot this week approving the revision of ASTM D7566 (Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons) to include alcohol to jet synthetic […]

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Alaska Airlines to fill up with 1,000 gallons of Gevo fuel for commercial flights

Alaska Airlines to fill up with 1,000 gallons of Gevo fuel for commercial flights

January 7, 2016 |

In Washington state, Alaska Airlines will buy 1,000 gallons of Gevo’s alcohol-based jetfuel for commercial flights set to begin later this year. It hasn’t yet decided how many flights will use the fuel or at what blend rate. Already the airline has run successful demo flights with the fuel. Alaska is Gevo’s first commercial customer. […]

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Alaska Airlines teams with tribes on producing aviation biofuel for 2016 demo

Alaska Airlines teams with tribes on producing aviation biofuel for 2016 demo

November 25, 2015 |

In Washington state, Alaska Airlines will conduct a demonstration flight in 2016 using 1,000 gallons of jet fuel made from forest scraps. The aviation biofuel was derived from twigs and small branches that would otherwise have been burned in slash piles after timber harvest. These forest residuals were provided by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai […]

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Alaska Airlines, Gevo to demonstrate renewable Alcohol-to-Jet fuel in upcoming flight

Alaska Airlines, Gevo to demonstrate renewable Alcohol-to-Jet fuel in upcoming flight

May 7, 2015 |

Alaska Airlines ups the ante in the search for sustainable, affordable jet fuels. In Colorado, Gevo and Alaska Airlines announced a strategic alliance to purchase Gevo’s renewable jet fuel and fly the first-ever commercial flight on alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ). The demonstration flight is expected to occur after Gevo receives ASTM International certification for its fuel, […]

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Race for scale: United, Alaska Airlines launch commercial aviation biofuels flights

Race for scale: United, Alaska Airlines launch commercial aviation biofuels flights

November 7, 2011 |

  United and Solazyme, Alaska and Dynamic Fuels hook up, as producers scramble to make fuel, raise cash, ratchet down costs. Will producers scale, or fail?   In recent weeks, aviation biofuel enthusiasts have noted the commencement of biofuels-powered commercial flights in France, Germany, the Netherlands, Spain and Mexico, and asked when the US-developed technology […]

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