Country

USA

Date

04/06/2013

Entity

United Airlines, AltAir Fuels

Product

Biofuels

Category

Deployment

Summary

Purchase agreement between United Airlines and AltAir Fuels for cost-competitive biofuels
 
On 4 June 2013, United Airlines executed a definitive purchase agreement with AltAir Fuels for cost-competitive, sustainable, advanced biofuels at commercial scale.
 
With United’s strategic partnership, AltAir Fuels will retrofit part of an existing petroleum refinery to become a 30 million gallon, advanced biofuel refinery near Los Angeles, Calif where it will produce low-carbon renewable jet fuel and other renewable products. Using UOP technology, the AltAir facility will be the first refinery internationally to be capable of in-line production of both renewable jet and diesel fuels. The fuel is expected to achieve at least a 50 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on a lifecycle basis.
 
United has agreed to buy 15 million gallons of lower-carbon, renewable jet fuel over a three-year period, with the option to purchase more. The airline is purchasing the advanced biofuel at a price competitive with traditional, petroleum-based jet fuel, and AltAir expects to begin delivering at Los Angeles hub five million gallons of renewable jet fuel per year to United starting in 2014. United will support AltAir Fuels’ efforts to incorporate internationally recognized sustainability standards, such as those being developed by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB).

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