Thursday, June 21, 2012
Honeywell Fuel Used for Rio+20 Flights
Aeromexico and GOL Airlines used a biofuel blend from Honeywell to power two flights in South America, as part of an ICAO sustainable energy project, the company said Tuesday.
Aeromexico used a blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel produced from two inedible plants, jatropha and camelina, for their Boeing 777, and GOL Airlines used a blend of the green fuel produced with used cooking oil and inedible corn oil on a Boeing 737 connecting flight.
Both flights used a 50/50 blend of the Honeywell fuel and traditional petroleum-based jet fuel, said Honeywell subsidiary UOP.
“Honeywell Green Jet Fuel has been proven repeatedly in military and commercial flights to be a practical solution for using alternative fuel sources, as well as meeting increasingly strict emissions standards,” said Jim Rekoske, vice president and GM of UOP Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit. “With the expected growth in fuel demand and the increasing refining capacity in Latin America over the next several years, we look forward to continuing to provide sustainable energy solutions to support the region.”
According to UOP, the green jet fuel acts as a drop-in replacement for petroleum based jet fuel and meets all critical specifications for flight operations.