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Alaska Airlines to run on biofuel

Alaska Airlines will begin flying 75 commercial passenger flights powered by biofuel made from cooking oil this week.

Alaska Airlines–the biggest airline at Portland International Airport–will begin flying 75 commercial passenger flights powered by biofuel made from cooking oil this week.

The Seattle-based air carrier...will run a circuit of flights between Seattle, Washington, D.C., and Portland over the next two weeks using the 20 percent cooking fuel-sourced biofuel blend.
Using the biofuel blend on just 75 flights is projected to reduce the airlines' greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent, or 134 metric tons -- enough to take 26 cars off the road for a year, the airline said. If it were to power all its flights with the biofuel blend, the emissions savings would equal taking 64,000 cars off the road or powering 28,000 homes.

Read more at Sustainable Business Oregon.

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