Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™, produced using Honeywell’s UOP Renewable Jet Fuel process technology, powered flights to the Rio+20 United Nations Conference, a meeting of world leaders, governments and others to discuss worldwide sustainable development, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
In a project led by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Green Jet Fuel was utilized in two flights to transport ICAO leaders and others from Mexico City to the conference. The first flight to Sao Paulo, Brazil, operated by Aeroméxico Airlines on a Boeing 777, used Honeywell Green Jet Fuel produced from the inedible plants jatropha and camelina. The connecting flight from Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro, operated by GOL Airlines on a Boeing 737 commercial aircraft, used Honeywell Green Jet Fuel produced from used cooking oil and inedible corn oil. Each flight used a 50/50 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel with petroleum-based jet fuel.
Honeywell Green Jet Fuel can offer a 65 to 85 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions relative to petroleum-based fuels. When used up to a 50 percent blend with petroleum-based jet fuel, Honeywell Green Jet Fuel is a drop-in replacement for petroleum-based jet fuel that requires no changes to the aircraft technology and meets all critical specifications for flight.
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