United to buy up to 10 million gallons of biofuel

United Airlines has agreed to purchase up to 10 million gallons of biofuel over the next two years in a contract renewal with World Energy.

The biofuel, which Chicago-based United uses on every flight departing its Los Angeles hub, achieves a greater than 60% reduction in carbon emissions on a lifecycle basis, the airline said in a May 22 statement.

The contract renewal follows United’s original 2013 purchase agreement with AltAir Fuels, which was acquired by Boston-based World Energy in 2018.

“Investing in sustainable aviation biofuel is one of the most effective measures a commercial airline can take to reduce its impact on the environment,” United president Scott Kirby said.

he purchase agreement is part of United’s effort to cut its emissions in half by 2050…

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