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Alaska Airlines Begins Cross-Country Flights on Used Cooking Oil Blend


Last week, Alaska Airlines began a series of cross-country flights from Seattle to Washington, D.C. using a biofuel blend that is can be comprised of used fryer oil, chicken fat, algal oil or parts of inedible plants.  The 80/20 blend of jet fuel and buy online pill cialis biofuel will carry 75 flights on the trans-continental trek.

The fuel is being supplied by Dynamic Fuels, which counts Tyson Foods as a partner, providing chicken fat and beef tallow from their processing plants.  Alaska Airlines will use the fuel on 5 mg cialis a daily Boeing 737 flight that covers the Seattle to D.C. route, as well as on three daily Q400 turboprop flights that go from Seattle to Portland.

The biofuel is sale cialis chemically identical to cheapest cialis in uk jet fuel, which means the flights could actually run completely on the alternative fuel and not be blended, but right now the cost is prohibitive.  The biofuel blend that Alaska Airlines is using cost it $17/gallon compared to $3/gallon for traditional jet fuel.  But the expectation is that as production of viagra online sale biofuels like these increase, the prices will steeply drop.

via NY Times

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written by AgrionChris, November 21, 2011
An interesting report indeed.

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Alaska Airlines deserves some credit for moving to an alternative fuel but is it truly about the environment or about the green image and profit.
I’ll let you decide.
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