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Forest-powered biofuel flight heads to Washington, D.C.

11/14/16 WSU News

SEATTLE – Washington state-based Alaska Airlines today made history flying the first commercial flight using the world’s first renewable, alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals, the limbs and branches that remain after the harvesting of managed forests.


Gevo Produces First Cellulosic Renewable Jet Fuel Specified for Use on Commercial Airline Flights

Oct. 11, 2016

Flight with Alaska Airlines Expected to be Flown in the Next Few Months

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Oct. 11, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), announced today that it has completed production of the world’s first cellulosic renewable jet fuel that is specified for commercial flights.  Gevo successfully adapted its patented technologies to convert cellulosic sugars derived from wood waste into renewable isobutanol, which was then further converted into Gevo’s Alcohol-to-Jet fuel (ATJ) fuel. This ATJ meets the …more

CLEANER SKIES ARE FRIENDLIER SKIES: NRDC’s 2016 Aviation Biofuel Scorecard

June 2016 – Natural Resources Defence Council

The aviation industry is the transportation sector with the fastest growth in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and it is under unprecedented regulatory scrutiny in national and international climate policy arenas. Therefore, the industry is making substantial efforts to develop alternative liquid fuels to meet two goals: capping its carbon emissions by 2020, and reducing emissions 50 percent from 2005 levels by 2050. NRDC’s Aviation Biofuel Scorecard aims to encourage airline leadership to …more

Plant-based jet fuel: WSU research takes off

15 June 2016 – The Seattle Times

Today’s synergy is tomorrow’s energy. That is one principle underlying Washington State University’s collaborative, multidisciplinary work in biofuels – work that could pave the way toward sustainable, biologically based jet fuel for the aerospace industry in the Evergreen State and around the world.


Alaska Airlines Pioneers Use of Corn-based Biofuel

8 June 2016 – Airways News

The fuel blend used in the flights contained isobutanol, which is fermented from corn and converted into jet fuel at Gevo’s plant in Luverne, Minnesota. The airline is currently using a a mix of 20 percent isobutanol-based fuel and 80 percent conventional jet fuel, said Pat Gruber, CEO of Gevo.


Alaska Airlines Flies on Gevo’s Renewable Alcohol to Jet Fuel

7 June 2016 – Alaska World

The skies are a little greener today after two Alaska Airlines jets departed the Emerald City fueled by the first alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) made from sustainable U.S. corn. The two Alaska Airlines (NYSE: ALK) flights departed today with Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO) fuel and flew from Seattle to San Francisco International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.


NARA member receives approval for bio-jet fuel

12 April 2016 – WSU News

The Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance (NARA) congratulates our fuels partner, Gevo, Inc. for ASTM International’s inclusion of Gevo’s alcohol to jet (ATJ) synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK) into ASTM D7566 (Standard Specification for Aviation Turbine Fuel Containing Synthesized Hydrocarbons). This inclusion makes Gevo’s ATJ-SPK eligible to be used as a blending component, up to 30%, in standard Jet A-1 fuel used by commercial airlines in the United States and in many other countries around …more

NIFA-funded projects help improve quality of life in Indian Country

24 December 2015 – United States Department of Agriculture

When the 1994 land-grant universities began to form there was a hint that something different and special was underway. The new land-grant system would teach in a cultural context that empowered students by drawing on the strength of their peoples’ history, indigenous knowledge, and traditions.