Biojet aviation fuel will be supplied to customers at Chicago Airport as part of company’s support to lower-carbon future
The international aviation fuel products and service supplier, Air BP, has stated that it will supply biojet to its customers at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. This is in support of the “Fly Green Day” initiative taking place at the airport and as part of the company’s broader dedication to a lower-carbon future.
This is the first time that biojet will be delivered to customers through the airport’s existing fueling infrastructure, at one of the world’s busiest airports. Made from alcohol or plant and vegetable oils, Biojet is a blend of conventional jet fuel and renewable jet fuel.
Fly Green Day, is an event organized to help boost the commercialization of biojet. Air BP, providing its expertise throughout the project, was responsible for blending the aviation biofuel supplied by Gevo with regular Jet A fuel and certifying its quality.
Air BP CEO Jon Platt, said, “This is the first time we have supplied our customers with biojet produced from alcohol, and demonstrates how we are working with multiple suppliers to build a leadership position in this area. We anticipate that through this promotion we will inspire more of our customers to use lower-carbon fuels.”
Air BP’s commitment to helping the industry transition to a lower-carbon future is reinforced by this latest initiative. The move also helps achieve the International Air Transport Association’s ambitious targets of carbon neutral growth by 2020, in addition to gaining a reduction in net aviation CO2 emissions of 50 percent by 2050. PWKD13102017