Southwest Airlines Acquires SAFFiRE Renewables for Its New Renewable Ventures Portfolio

by | Apr 1, 2024
SAFFiRE is part of a project supported by the Department of Energy to develop and produce scalable renewable ethanol that can be upgraded into sustainable aviation fuel. It all begins with "corn stover"—a widely available agricultural residue feedstock.
Bell Achieves World’s First Flight Using 100% Sustainable Fuel in Single-Engine Helicopter
by | Feb 22, 2023
Fort Worth-based Bell Textron's Bell 505 took flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel made from used cooking oil, other bio-based feedstocks, and renewable plant sugars. "This flight is a monumental achievement for sustainability and decarbonization in the rotorcraft industry,” said Michael Thacker, EVP of commercial business at Bell.