Gallery: American and Alaska Airlines Complete World’s First Commercial...

photo courtesy of Alaskan Dude, Flickr

Yesterday, American Airlines completed the world’s first commercial biofuel flight by traveling from Houston to Chicago powered by a mix of 40% Solazyme algae biofuels and 60% traditional jet fuels. Tomorrow, Alaska Airlines will attempt a similar feat, flying 75 planes with a 20% cooking oil biofuel blend. The flights are impressive, but more surprising is the news that they’ve become something of an industry scandal – insiders claim that American Airlines heard of Alaska’s plans and rushed to beat them in becoming the first airline to go green with biofuels. So what is the real impact of these flights?

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  1. keeny November 8, 2011 at 9:30 am
  2. sachyn November 8, 2011 at 9:24 am

    yes..that great…using biofuel helps in a lots of ways..


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