Trees absorb carbon dioxide, provide oxygen, create habitat for wildlife, and … fuel jet engines?
A recent Alaska Airlines flight from Seattle to Washington, D.C. was powered by a blend of biofuel and traditional jet fuel. The biofuel made up one fifth of the mixture. It was created from the limbs and branches left-over after a forest was logged.
Michael Wolcott is the co-project director of the Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance, the group that made the biofuel blend. [Read more…]