Wood waste alcohol converted to jet fuel, used in Alaska Airlines test flight

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Yesterday a commercial Alaska Airlines plane pumped with a blend of traditional jet fuel and wood biofuel flew from Seattle to Reagan National Airport in Washington, D.C.

The flight was the first to use a 20 percent blend of biofuel made of leftover wood from timber harvests in the Pacific Northwest. It’s not the first to use a biofuel mixture in general though—in June, Alaska Airlines flew two test flights on jet fuel mixed with biofuel made from non-edible parts of corn,...

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