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Airports Can Help Make Air Transportation More Sustainable

Submitted by on October 11, 2017 – 4:53 pmNo Comment

(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.

Making the transition to sustainable aviation biofuels could alleviate some of the climate impacts. Sustainable aviation biofuel reduces carbon emissions and pollution around airports compared with traditional jet fuel, the largest source of carbon emissions at an airport. Local organizations like Washington State University, Boeing and Alaska Airlines performed groundbreaking science and engineering work that won FAA approval for research related to aviation biofuels. Convinced that a lower-carbon fuel source is achievable, the Port of Seattle has now set an ambitious goal for Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to become the first American airport to play a market development role by aggregating demand and making aviation biofuel available to all airlines.

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

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