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Tue Apr 13, 2021, 12:22 PM

United Airlines unveils plan to fund more sustainable jet fuel made from trash

Source: Reuters

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APRIL 13, 2021 9:08 AM UPDATED AN HOUR AGO

By Tracy Rucinski, Ankit Ajmera 3 MIN READ

(Reuters) -United Airlines said on Tuesday it has partnered with global firms including Nike Inc and Siemens AG in an “Eco-Skies Alliance” to finance use this year of about 3.4 million gallons of low-carbon, sustainable aviation fuel derived from trash.

Though tiny compared with the 4.3 billion gallons of jet fuel that United consumed in 2019 prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the amount triples the roughly 1 million gallons of sustainable fuel it has used each year since 2016.

Airlines have used sustainable fuel since 2008 as part of efforts to reduce outright emissions, but so far this represents barely 1% of the fuel used worldwide, industry groups say.




Read more: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-united-arlns-climate/united-airlines-unveils-plan-to-fund-more-sustainable-jet-fuel-made-from-trash-idUSKBN2C01MC?il=0

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 12:40 PM

1. I'm 100% for this!

Anything that helps get us off of fossil fuels the better!

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 12:58 PM

2. Making the Friendly Skies

friendlier.

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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 06:02 PM

3. They're making fuel from their customer service...?


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Response to turbinetree (Original post)

Tue Apr 13, 2021, 06:20 PM

4. Will the planes have stickers telling you to stay back 100 feet?

I wonder who was the meddling bureaucrat who ruined the simple pleasure of tailgating garbage trucks.

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