All United Airlines flights from LA are powered by biofuel
United Airlines made history in 2016 for being the first airline in the world to use sustainable aviation biofuel on a continuous basis. The airlines recently extended its contract with Boston-based biofuel producer World Energy to purchase up to 10 million gallons of biofuel over the next two years.
World Energy’s biofuel is made from agricultural waste and has received sustainability certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials.
This biofuel, which the United Airlines currently uses to help sustainably power every flight departing out of their Los Angeles Airport hub, achieves more than a 60% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions on a lifecycle basis.
In addition to their purchase agreement with World Energy, United has invested more than $30 million in California-based sustainable fuel developer Fulcrum BioEnergy. According to the airline, the investment remains the single largest investment by any airline globally in sustainable fuels.