AltAir in Biofuels Deal with 14 Airlines

12/16/09

Seattle-based AltAir Fuels announced yesterday it has signed agreements with 14 airlines to negotiate the purchase of up to 750 million gallons of camelina-based jet fuel and diesel. AltAir plans to produce the biofuels at a new facility in Anacortes, WA, which is slated to open in 2012. The participating airlines (which entered into a memorandum of understanding) are American Airlines, Air Canada, Alaska Airlines, Atlas Air, Delta Air Lines, FedEx Express, Hawaiian Airlines, Jet Blue Airways, Lufthansa German Airlines, Mexicana Airlines, Polar Air Cargo, United Airlines, UPS Airlines, and US Airways. AltAir Fuels was formed in 2008 to produce jet fuel from renewable and sustainable oils.

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