Green fuel for jetliners to be mixed at Anacortes refinery, use pipeline to Sea-Tac AirportBy AP
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Green fuel for jetliners to be mixed at Anacortes
SEATTLE — A renewable jet fuel company says it has agreements from 14 airlines to buy fuel derived from the oil of camelina plant seeds.
Seattle-based AltAir Fuels said Tuesday that camelina oil from Bozeman, Mont.-based Sustainable Oils will be blended with petroleum-based jet fuel and diesel at the Tesoro refinery at Anacortes. It will be transported to Sea-Tac Airport through an existing pipeline.
AltAir says it could replace about 10 percent of the petroleum fuel used each year at Sea-Tac, reducing carbon emissions.
Participating airlines include United and Alaska Airlines. Boeing is leading a taskforce to win approval of bio-fuels for aviation.
AltAir Fuels expects to begin production at Anacortes in 2012.
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