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Air BP supplies biojet during 'Fly Green Day'

Posted 9 November 2017 · Add Comment

Air BP supplied biojet to its customers at Chicago O'Hare International Airport in support of the 'Fly Green Day' initiative taking place at the airport and as part of the company's broader commitment to a lower-carbon future.


 
It marks the first time that biojet will be delivered via the airport’s existing fuelling infrastructure to customers at one of the world’s busiest airports.
 
“This is the first time we have supplied our customers with biojet produced from alcohol and demonstrates how we are working with multiple suppliers to build a leadership position in this area,” said Air BP CEO Jon Platt. “We anticipate that through this promotion we will inspire more of our customers to use lower-carbon fuels.”
 
Biojet is a blend of conventional jet fuel and renewable jet fuel made from alcohol or plant and vegetable oils.
 
Fly Green Day, which took place on 8th November 2017, was an event organised by US advanced renewable fuels company Gevo, Inc., in collaboration with Chicago O’Hare International, to help boost the commercialisation of biojet. Air BP worked with Gevo to bring a demonstration batch of biojet produced from bio-isobutanol (an alcohol derived from renewable feedstocks) to customers at the airport.
 
Providing its expertise throughout the project, Air BP was responsible for blending the aviation biofuel supplied by Gevo with regular Jet A fuel and certifying its quality. The fuel was supplied by Air BP to its customers through the main fuel hydrant system at the airport. Airline customers supporting the initiative include United Airlines, Lufthansa, Etihad Airways, Cathay Pacific Airways, Emirates, Japan Airlines, Korean Air and Atlas Air, who will be purchasing the biojet to use in their regular scheduled flights.
 
This latest initiative reinforces Air BP’s commitment to helping the industry transition to a lower-carbon future and achieve the International Air Transport Association’s ambitious targets of carbon neutral growth by 2020 and a reduction in net aviation CO2 emissions of 50% by 2050.

 

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