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Commercial-Scale Renewable Jet Fuel Produced Using Honeywell UOP Technology

Honeywell UOP says its technology is being used to produce commercial-scale amounts of renewable jet and diesel fuels. AltAir Paramount is using Honeywell UOP’s renewable jet fuel process technology to convert a variety of sustainable feedstocks into Honeywell Green Jet Fuel at the world’s first dedicated commercial-scale renewable jet fuel … Read more »

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Does the Aircraft Emissions Standard Fall Short?

The first-ever global emissions standard for commercial aircraft — years in the making — moved closer to takeoff this week as the United Nation’s aviation body proposed carbon pollution limits for airplanes. The International Civil Aviation Organization did not release details of its proposal. But that hasn’t stopped the aviation … Read more »

United Airlines Invests $30M in Biofuel Firm

United Airlines Invests $30M in Biofuel Firm

United Airlines yesterday announced a $30 million equity investment in US-based alternative fuels developer Fulcrum BioEnergy, which turns municipal solid waste into low-cost sustainable aviation biofuel. United says this is the single largest investment by a US airline in alternative fuels. In addition to the equity investment, United and Fulcrum … Read more »

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United Airlines Offers Cargo Customers Emissions Reporting

United Airlines has launched a business tool for corporate cargo customers to track and offset the emissions associated with their air freight accounts. Using CarbonChoice, cargo customers with large-scale, regular shipments on United can receive customized emissions reports with options to offset their company’s carbon footprint through the airline’s partner, … Read more »

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United Airlines Wins Sustainability Award

United Airlines has won a Sustainability Outstanding Achievement Award as a travel supplier by the GBTA Foundation and Project Icarus. The GBTA Foundation is the education and research foundation of the Global Business Travel Association. Project Icarus is a GBTA Foundation corporate sustainability initiative. United’s environmental initiatives include: United’s InCycle … Read more »

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United Airlines Replaces Styrofoam With Recyclable Coffee Cups

United Airlines says it will introduce recyclable coffee cups to its United Club beverage service this month and on United flights beginning mid-March. The insulating InCycle cup (pictured), manufactured by Washington-based technology company MicroGreen, is fully recyclable and made from up to 50 percent recycled materials. The new hot beverage … Read more »

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United Airlines Launches Cargo Carbon Calculator

United Airlines, in partnership with Sustainable Travel International, has launched a cargo emissions and offset calculator that computes per capita carbon emissions for customers shipping via United Cargo. United says it is the only US-based carrier to offer the calculator to its customers. Using the calculator, cargo customers can input … 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 »

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Dreamliner Woes Continue With Brake Issues

A Boeing 787 Dreamliner had to make an emergency landing on Sunday because of a brake system problem, which marks the third time this month that a Dreamliner airplane has run into problems, AFP reports. The United Airlines flight was en route to Denver from Houston when the problem with … Read more »

Honeywell, Safran Test Electric Aircraft Taxiing System

Honeywell and high-tech company Safran say they have completed the major phase of testing of their electric green taxiing system (EGTS). Developed by EGTS International, a joint venture between Honeywell and Safran launched in 2011, the EGTS technology allows aircraft to avoid using their main engines during taxiing and instead … Read more »

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United Airlines Signs 15m Gallon Biofuel Purchase Agreement

United Airlines will purchase 15 million gallons of biofuel from AltAir Fuels that will be used on flights departing from Los Angeles International Airport starting in 2014, the airline says. The companies expect AltAir Fuels’ renewable jet fuel to achieve at least a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions … Read more »

UPS Aircraft Fleet Saves Fuel, Reduces Emissions With Winglets

UPS has added wingtip devices to its Boeing 767 fleet that it says will save more than 6 million gallons of fuel each year and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by more than 62,000 metric tons. The winglets will result in a 4 percent fuel saving on each 767 flight, the … Read more »