fbpx
News Around

Delta spends $2m on biofuel study as sector eyes 2050 carbon goal

Delta Air Lines is investing $2 million to research the feasibility of developing biofuel products from forest floor debris in an effort to improve sustainability.

Delta Air Lines is investing $2 million to research the feasibility of developing biofuel products from forest floor debris in an effort to improve sustainability, the airline says on 17 September.

The study, which the Atlanta-based carrier is conducting with Northwest Advanced Bio-fuels (NWABF) in Washington State, comes as the broader airline industry eyes ambitious carbon-reduction goals.

Delta expects its project will be complete by mid-2020, when it will evaluate next steps.

The airline says sustainable aviation fuel made from wood residue and forest debris could be used in Delta operations in Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles. It could be delivered as soon as 2023.

Delta says it is studying alternative fuels as a means to help reach a goal of reducing carbon emissions 50% by 2050.

Related Articles

Using Facebook and Twitter is beneficial for kids & young people: Study

Isra Shams

Pakistan Police Dispatch Murder Test Into Samia Shahid Passing

Brands Magazine

Lt. Gen. Haroon Aslam (R) appointed as president Graana Group advisory board

Mehreen Ahsaan Qazi