Alaska Airlines joins biofuels study

From Alaska Dispatch:

According to the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Alaska Airlines is joining Boeing, a few northwest regional airports and Washington State University to study the feasibility of using biomass fuels in commercial aviation. The program, known as “Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest,”  is to investigate the creation of an aviation biofuel industry as one way for the industry to reduce its carbon footprint. The effort will start in July and continue for six months. Read much more focused on Boeing, here. And for a report focused on the academic side of the partnership, read Biomass Magazine’s post, here.