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Southwest Airlines to Purchase Renewable Jet Fuel Made from Forest Residues

By Juliet Van Wagenen | September 25, 2014
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Southwest will purchase renewable jet fuel made from forest residues
Southwest will purchase renewable jet fuel made from forest residues. Photo: Southwest

[Avionics Today 09-25-2014] Southwest Airlines has signed an agreement with Red Rocks Biofuels (RRB) to purchase low carbon, renewable jet fuel, made using forest residues that will help reduce the risk of destructive wildfires in the Western United States.

The airline's agreement with RRB covers the purchase of approximately three million gallons per year. RRB's first plant will convert approximately 140,000 dry tons of woody biomass feedstock into at least 12 million gallons per year of renewable jet, diesel and naphtha fuels. The blended product will be used at Southwest's Bay Area operations with first delivery expected in 2016.

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