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Alaska Airlines Makes Biofuel-Boosted Test Flight

Whereas fossil fuels are both dirty and non-renewable, biofuels are cleaner and can be produced from material that would otherwise go to waste. And Alaska Air Group (NYSE: ALK) intends to use them to power passenger flights across the country. In a test flight conducted Monday morning, the carrier flew a 737-800 from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Washington's Reagan National on a jet fuel mix that included 20% biofuels made from "forest residuals" -- the unused wood left over when trees are harvested.