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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.

Tony Fadell

Environmental Executive Moves: Nest, Nissan, Edison, WegoWise, Apana

Here’s the latest news on hirings, promotions and departures among environmental leaders.

Alaska Airlines biofuel

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 »

Vehicle Recycling Program Offers Grants for Cleaner Trucks

Vehicle Recycling Program Offers Grants for Cleaner Trucks

The Port of Seattle’s and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s ScRAPS 2 program recently scrapped and replaced its 100th truck at a local vehicle recycling facility. The port offers grants of $20,000 to $30,000 to owners of pre-2007 trucks to help defray the cost of purchasing 2007-or-newer trucks, which … Read more »

Port Launches Clean Truck Program

The Port of Seattle and the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency have launched a truck scrapping and replacement program. Called ScRAPS 2 (Seaport Truck Scrappage and Replacements for Air in Puget Sound), the program’s goal is to help truckers calling on Port of Seattle terminals to have model-year 2007 or … 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 »

Port of Long Beach

Port of Long Beach Cuts Diesel Particulates 81%, SOx 88%

The Port of Long Beach has cut diesel particulates by 81 percent and sulfur oxides 88 percent since 2005, according to its 2012 Emissions Inventory report. The port’s has also reduced nitrogen oxides by 54 percent and other greenhouse gases by 24 percent since 2005. The reduction in pollutants outpaced … Read more »

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Northwest Ports Pledge 75% DPM Cut

The Northwest ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Metro Vancouver say they will reduce diesel particulate matter (DPM) by 75 percent and greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent, per ton of cargo, by 2015, according to the ports’ updated Clean Air Strategy. Both air pollution reduction targets use 2005 levels as … Read more »

Contract Wins: GE, AECOM, Imco and Superfund

GE announced its zero-liquid discharge wastewater treatment technology will be installed at two new 758 MW natural gas-fueled, combined-cycle power plants in Texas. The two power plants, which are owned by Panda Power Funds, will reduce incoming water needs by recycling and reusing more than 98 percent of their own … Read more »