Carrier partners with Airbus on ‘second-generation biofuels’
By Dennis Schaal
JetBlue doesn’t envision adding corn-based products to its fuel menu.
Instead, the low-cost carrier entered into an alternative fuel partnership with Airbus, Honeywell Aerospace and International Aero Engines to develop alternative jet fuels from renewable biomass sources instead of fuels derived from food products.
“Importantly, the aviation fuels will come from vegetation and algae-based oils instead of diverting food crops such a corn to fuel—a practice that is raising food prices and triggering riots globally,” wrote Bill Baue, a co-host of Corporate Watchdog Radio, in an article for CSR Wire. “With airline travel projected to continue increasing (for example, more than doubling in the U.
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