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Monday, October 29, 2012

Gulfstream Jets Use Honeywell Green Jet Fuel for NBAA Flights

Gulfstream Aerospace jets used a 50/50 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-derived fuel for flights to the 2012 NBAA conference this weekend.

The alternative aviation fuel is produced with natural oils from an inedible plant called camelina, and was used to power engines on Gulfstream G150, G280, G450, G550 and G650 aircraft for the NBAA flights.

UOP, the Honeywell subsidiary which produces the green fuel, said each gallon of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel burned instead of petroleum reduces the net carbon dioxide equivalent aircraft emissions by 68 percent.

"Honeywell Green Jet Fuel has been proven repeatedly throughout the aviation community as an alternative fuel source that not only meets strict flight specifications, but also offers significant emissions reductions," said Jim Rekoske, vice president and general manager of Honeywell's UOP Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit.

Honeywell Green Jet Fuel was also used to power aircraft traveling to the Rio+20 conference in July.

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