Tag: United Airlines

United Airlines commits $40 million to new sustainable aviation fuel investment vehicle

United Airlines commits $40 million to new sustainable aviation fuel investment vehicle

October 28, 2019 |

In Illinois, United Airlines further strengthened its reputation as an aviation industry leader in environmental sustainability by committing $40 million toward a new investment vehicle focused on accelerating the development of sustainable aviation fuels and other decarbonization technologies. The carrier, which earlier this year agreed to purchase up to 10 million gallons of sustainable aviation […]

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9 Constellations to watch: A look at the Rising Stars in the Race to SAF

9 Constellations to watch: A look at the Rising Stars in the Race to SAF

August 25, 2019 |

Rising stars are coming together as constellations, the stars are aligning and making magical things happen – today we explore 9 of those constellations building around Sustainable Aviation Fuels. Some of them are young protostars in the earliest stage of stellar evolution, while others are like the Earth’s sun, a main-sequence mid-size star, and a […]

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BIO lavishes praise on United’s “Flight for the Planet” as example of industrial biotechnology

BIO lavishes praise on United’s “Flight for the Planet” as example of industrial biotechnology

June 6, 2019 |

In Washington, Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) President and CEO Jim Greenwood released the following statement today on the departure of United Airlines’ “Flight for the Planet.” The flight, which is traveling on World Environment Day from Chicago O’Hare to Los Angeles, is the most eco-friendly commercial flight of its kind in the history of aviation. […]

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United Airlines’ Flight for the Planet used sustainable aviation biofuel along with zero cabin waste and other measures

United Airlines’ Flight for the Planet used sustainable aviation biofuel along with zero cabin waste and other measures

June 5, 2019 |

In Illinois, United Airlines made history Wednesday – World Environment Day – with the departure of the Flight for the Planet, the most eco-friendly commercial flight of its kind in the history of aviation. On the Flight for the Planet, United became the first known airline to demonstrate all of the following key actions on a […]

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United Airlines agrees to purchase up to 10 million gallons of aviation biofuel from World Energy

United Airlines agrees to purchase up to 10 million gallons of aviation biofuel from World Energy

May 23, 2019 |

In Illinois, United Airlines further strengthened its emerging reputation as the world’s most environmentally conscious airline by renewing its contract with Boston-based World Energy, agreeing to purchase up to 10 million gallons of cost-competitive, commercial-scale, sustainable aviation biofuel over the next two years. The biofuel, which United currently uses to help sustainably power every flight […]

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United Airlines first U.S. airline to pledge GHG emissions reduction by 50% by 2050

United Airlines first U.S. airline to pledge GHG emissions reduction by 50% by 2050

September 25, 2018 |

In California, United Airlines became the first U.S. airline to publicly commit to reducing its own greenhouse gas emissions by 50 percent by 2050, which represents the equivalent of removing 4.5 million vehicles from the road each year, or the total number of cars in Los Angeles and New York City combined. The airline will […]

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Agrisoma, United Airlines and World Energy complete longest transatlantic biojet flight

Agrisoma, United Airlines and World Energy complete longest transatlantic biojet flight

September 16, 2018 |

Carinata is proving that it is a feedstock to be reckoned with, a compelling catalyst for change, with the latest news that Agrisoma, United Airlines and World Energy came together for the longest rransatlantic biojet flight yet. Lots of biofuel flights have been happening over the last few years, so why is this one different? […]

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United Airlines Flies on Top of Newsweek’s 2017 Green Rankings

United Airlines Flies on Top of Newsweek’s 2017 Green Rankings

January 14, 2018 |

In Illinois, United Airlines ranked number one among global carriers in Newsweek’s 2017 Global 500 Green Rankings, which conducts environmental performance assessments of the world’s largest publicly traded companies and ranks them accordingly. United placed 59th among 500 U.S. brands and 100th among 500 global brands. Newsweek’s recognition of United’s green initiatives follows Air Transport […]

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9 Fly with Gevo’s Jet Fuel from O’Hare on “Fly Green Day” 

9 Fly with Gevo’s Jet Fuel from O’Hare on “Fly Green Day” 

November 8, 2017 |

In Illinois, today is Fly Green Day, sponsored by the O’Hare Fuel Committee, at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. 7 commercial airlines, plus Atlas Air and FedEx are flying out of O’Hare today on Gevo-based sustainable aviation fuel. Among them: Lufthansa, United Airlines, Etihad, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, Atlas Air — and the […]

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Sustainable aviation fuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to United Airlines

Sustainable aviation fuels: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to United Airlines

July 4, 2017 |

Not long ago, United Airlines made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with the departure of United Flight 708 from Los Angeles International Airport. United has agreed to purchase up to 15 million gallons of sustainable biofuel from AltAir Paramount over a […]

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