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Heathrow Airport Targets Zero Carbon, Zero Waste by 2050

Heathrow Airport Targets Zero Carbon, Zero Waste by 2050

London’s Heathrow airport has launched a sustainability strategy that, among other targets, includes using 100 percent renewable energy by April and operating a zero-carbon, zero-waste airport by 2050.

How to Reduce Aviation Emissions, On the Ground and In the Sky

How to Reduce Aviation Emissions, On the Ground and In the Sky

Advances in biofuel infrastructure and ground-based operations can help the aviation industry comply with strict emissions limits and save money on fuel, according to two new studies.

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Partnership to Reduce Aviation Emissions Takes Off at Sea-Tac

The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines and Boeing are partnering to reduce aviation emissions by powering all flights by all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable aviation biofuel. Sea-Tac is the first US airport to lay out a long-term roadmap to incorporate aviation biofuel into its infrastructure. The partnering … Read more »

Looptworks, Alaska Airlines Announce Recycling Collaboration

Looptworks, a Portland, Oregon-based company that works with companies to recycle and repurpose waste into new products is collaborating with Alaska Airlines to upcycle approximately 10,000 pounds of seat leather from Alaska’s sister carrier Horizon Air. The leather will be used to create the Carry-On Collection, which will include a wallet, laptop … Read more »

Boeing Procedures Help Alaska Airline Improve Efficiency, Cut Fuel Consumption

Boeing Procedures Help Alaska Airline Improve Efficiency, Cut Fuel Consumption

Alaska Airlines says it is on track to save 87 gallons of fuel, shorten flight times by about nine minutes and reduce carbon emissions by nearly 1 metric ton, every time one of its planes land at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport using new, operations-enhancing Federal Aviation Administration procedures designed by Boeing. … Read more »

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First-Ever Test Flight Powered by Wood Waste

Gevo’s technology to make jet fuel from cellulosic wood waste will be used in demonstration flight sponsored by Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance and Alaska Airlines. The company’s fermentation technology allows it to produce isobutanol from cellulosic feedstocks such as wood waste, which can then be converted into alcohol-to-jet fuel. This … Read more »

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Alaska Air Group Reduces Emissions Intensity 30%

Alaska Air Group, the parent company of Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air, has reduced its mainline flying emissions intensity by one-third over the last 10 years through fleet advancements and flight technology, according to the group’s 2014 Sustainability Report. These advances have avoided burning 531 million gallons of fuel since … Read more »

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EV Project to Save Sea-Tac Airport $2.8 Million in Fuel Costs

An electrification project at Seattle’s Sea-Tac Airport to switch ground support equipment from fossil fuels to electric power is projected to save $2.8 million in airline fuel costs and 10,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions each year. By September, 576 electric charging stations will be provided throughout the airport for ground … Read more »

Green Fleet Roundup: Toyota, Panasonic, Tesla, Navistar, Volvo Trucks

Toyota will display a concept version of its fuel cell vehicle scheduled for launch around 2015 at the Tokyo Motor Show at the end of the month. The FCV Concept (pictured) has a driving range of at least 500 km (310 miles) and refueling times as low as three minutes, roughly the same … Read more »

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FAA, Airlines, Universities to Develop Cleaner Jet Fuels

The Federal Aviation Administration has selected a team of universities to lead a new Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) that aims to benefit airlines by developing cleaner jet fuels and exploring other ways to meet next-generation air transportation environmental and energy goals. Led by Washington State University and the … Read more »

Alaska Airlines Tops Fuel-Efficiency Carrier Ranking

Alaska Airlines Tops Fuel-Efficiency Carrier Ranking

Alaska Airlines ranks No. 1 in fuel efficiency in a report by the International Council on Clean Transportation, while Allegiant Air is the least fuel-efficient and generates the most greenhouse gas emissions to provide a comparable level of service. The study by the nonprofit research organization based in Washington, DC, … Read more »

Alternative Fuel Technologies ‘Can Produce $75 per Barrel Gasoline’

Alternative Fuel Technologies ‘Can Produce $75 per Barrel Gasoline’

With crude oil price projected to top $140 per barrel by 2035, alternative fuel technologies, which can produce gasoline at the equivalent of $75 per barrel, will rise, according to a Lux Research report. Bringing the Heat: Gas- and Waste-derived Synfuels, says the price disparity between crude oil and other … Read more »