11/18/16 Architectural Digest
Alaska Airlines has made history by successfully piloting the first commercial flight powered by forest residual biofuel. The flight, which took passengers from the airline’s Seattle hub to Washington, D.C.’s Reagan Airport, used a blend of standard jet fuel and gas derived from branches and wood scraps. These residual fragments are leftover from the thinning and harvesting of private forests in Washington, Oregon, and Montana. Traditionally, these scraps are left on the forest floor, where they eventually break down and replenish soil nutrients.