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Washington State’s Clean Fuels Program Takes to the Skies with Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines’ support of Washington’s low carbon fuel legislation signals that transportation companies who look to the future are embracing renewable fuel policy

January 10, 2020
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Today, the Sustainable Aviation Fuels (SAF) Producers Group together with the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO) and the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition (LCFC) issued the following statement commending Alaska Airlines’ support for including sustainable aviation fuels on an opt-in basis in Washington’s proposed Clean Fuels Program:

“Alaska Airlines’ support of Washington’s low carbon fuel legislation signals that transportation companies who look to the future are embracing renewable fuel policy. Alaska is the dominant carrier at the rapidly expanding Sea-Tac Airport and has been at the forefront of utilizing sustainable aviation fuel to lower carbon emissions. Standing with Governor Inslee, Climate Solutions, the American Lung Association, and the Auto Alliance, the aviation industry is working to decarbonize the skies.”

As well as ushering in a new generation of sustainable aviation fuels, biotechnology is generating green breakthroughs in all modes of transportation. The SAF Producer Group is made up of the world's leading producers and developers of sustainable aviation fuels, including Fulcrum, Gevo, Neste, Red Rock, Velocys and World Energy.

In November 2019, BIO and the LCFC announced a joint initiative to drive adoption of renewable fuel policies in states, such as the legislation introduced by Rep. Joe Fitzgibbon.

The transportation sector leads all others in greenhouse gas emissions and clean fuel programs are a proven driver in decarbonizing transportation.

Since implementing its comparable low carbon fuel standard in 2011, California has prevented over 50 million tons of carbon pollution from being emitted. The state’s program has also increased the clean fuels market by $2.8 billion, benefiting largely rural communities where the feedstocks are grown, and biofuels are produced. 

For more information on the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, visit lcfcoalition.com.

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