(USA)

Air BP is supplying carriers at Chicago O’Hare airport today with biofuels made from alcohol.

The alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) is produced by Gevo, which is involved in a similar initiative at Brisbane Airport.

Eight airlines have been accessing the greener fuel today – which Air BP mixes with with regular fossil-based fuel – using existing infrastructure at O’Hare, as part of the Fly Green Day promotion.

“This is the first time we have supplied our customers with biojet produced from alcohol and demonstrates how we are working with multiple suppliers to build a leadership position in this area. We anticipate that through this promotion we will inspire more of our customers to use lower carbon fuels,” said Jon Platt, Air BP’s Chief Executive Officer.

Lufthansa is one of the commercial airlines taking part.

“We are excited to be a part of this project. This is the next stage in development of our goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and move forward with the full commercial deployment of renewable jet fuel,” said Thorsten Luft, Vice President Corporate Fuel for Lufthansa AG.