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JetBlue to Burn Renewable Biofuel Mix on Some New York Flights

  • Airline agrees to purchase 33 million gallons of blend a year
  • Carrier to start using new mixture in first quarter of 2019

JetBlue Airways Corp. will burn a mixture of biofuel and traditional jet kerosene on some flights at New York City-area airports under a 10-year purchase agreement designed to cut aircraft pollution and costs.

The airline will purchase more than 33 million gallons of blended fuel annually under the contract with S.G. Preston Co., a bioenergy company based in Philadelphia, JetBlue said in a statement Monday. It is the longest and among the largest of such agreements in the U.S. aviation industry, the New York-based carrier said.