In partnership with Fulcrum Bioenergy, this summer United Airlines' flights will be powered by an alternative sort of eco fuel—a jet biofuel made from food scraps, farm waste and animal fat.
This $30 million investment in biofuel is anticipated to reduce United Airlines' carbon emissions by about 80 percent. To top it off, the sustainable fuel will cost less than a dollar per gallon to produce.
As well as exploring the use of alternative fuels, other Eco-Skies initiatives from United Airlines include being mindful of waste management and partnerships that foster a healthy relationship with the environment. Now that the Environmental Protection Agency is calling for stricter regulations regarding fuel use by commercial airlines, developments like these will be much less taxing on the health of individuals and the planet as a whole.