Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Commercial Airlines May Get 1% of Fuel From Biofuels By 2015, Boeing Says

I am glad to see airlines stepping up to the plate and diversifying their fuel types with renewable plant-based biofuels. This proactive behavior probably has something to do with the fuel price volatility that almost crippled the airlines in 2008. Although 1% biofuels is low, it is a good start to get the biofuel ball rolling. From the article above, it seems like the biofuel manufacturers have decade long contracts to supply some of the airlines. This goes a long way to creating stability in the biofuel markets.

Also, I don't know about you but I always forget that according to the United Nations, the airline industry accounts for at least 3% of the global-warming gas pollution. As more of the lower carbon-emitting biofuels get into the airline supply-chain will see a decrease in emissions, less impact from traditional fossil fuel price volatility, and a more sustainable airline industry. This is good for everybody!

1 comment:

Gazi md. said...

Its great news, it will help others to use renewable energy.To protect our future generation , its necessary to use energy saving tools and find out alternative energy sources.
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Wishful Thinking

*Before adding PV, wind, or solar thermal to your residential or commercial structure, the first step is to analyze this structure's energy consumption through a professional energy audit. I'd like to see some public education on the importance of an energy audit for any structure. Remember Smokey the Bear's forest fire shtick drilled into our heads over the last few decades? How about something like, "Henry the House" desperately wanting to know how much energy he consumes and wastes throughout the day?

*With over 300 sunny days a year on the Front Range is it too much to ask for solar PV and thermal modules on every residential and commercial unit (after an energy audit of course)?


*How about affordable plug-in electric cars that go more than 100 miles on a charge with PV and wind powered recharging stations?

*Dreaming of companies large and small adopting business sustainability practices to maximize profits, reduce their carbon footprint, and enhance the lives of their employees and the communities that surround them.

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