Airports Can Help Make Air Transportation More Sustainable
(Port of Seattle/Seattle Times) Sustainable aviation biofuels could help airlines transition away from fossil fuels and alleviate some impacts of climate change. — … Our generation’s greatest gift could be to make air travel environmentally friendly by transitioning away from legacy fossil fuels to use less-polluting, lower-carbon solutions. The Port of Seattle and aviation leaders in Washington state are positioned to lead that effort nationally.
Ten years ago the Washington State Legislature began coordinating state efforts to develop a biofuels market, a biofuels infrastructure supply chain and convert fossil fuel fleets to alternative fuel fleets. The aviation industry and researchers took that guidance and ran with it.
Air transportation is an essential aspect of our economy that is expected to double from 3.2 billion passengers in 2017 to 7.2 billion passengers by 2035. By acknowledging that air transportation is unsustainable when dependent on fossil fuels, this generation stands ready to bring sustainable aviation biofuels to flight. READ MORE