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Monday, June 16, 2014

GOL Uses Green Jet Fuel on World Cup Flights

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[Aviation Today June 15, 2014] GOL Airlines is using Honeywell Green Jet Fuel to power up to 200 commercial flights transporting the Brazilian national soccer team between cities that are hosting the 2014 FIFA World Cup matches, the South American carrier said. The flights on GOL’s all-Boeing fleet of 737-700s and 737-800s will be powered by a blend of up to 50 percent of traditional petroleum-based jet fuel and Honeywell Green Jet Fuel.  

According to Honeywell’s subsidiary UOP, the Honeywell Green Jet Fuel is made from inedible corn oil and used cooking oil, and can provide a reduction of aircraft emissions by 185 metric tons of carbon over a flight duration. The use of the fuel requires no changes in aircraft technology, UOP said. 

"Honeywell Green Jet Fuel offers lower emissions than traditional petroleum-derived jet fuel and can be made from a variety of non-edible feedstocks, providing a flexible, renewable solution to meeting the current and future needs of Latin America and elsewhere," said Veronica May, vice president and general manager of UOP's Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit. 

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