Seattle-based Alaska Airlines made the first commercial flight utilizing alternate jet fuel made from forest residuals—the limbs and branches that remain after a forest harvest—on Nov. 14, with Alaska Airlines Flight 4, a Boeing 737-800 bound for Washington Reagan National Airport carrying 163 passengers. The flight departed from Seattle-Tacoma International (Sea-Tac) Airport and was fueled by 1,080 gallons of biofuel, developed in association with the Washington State ...

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