Delta Air Lines will invest 2 million euros (1.82 million euros) to partner with Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels for the feasibility study of a biofuel production center in order to create sustainable fuel for aviation and other products.
The fuel, which would be produced in the state of Washimgton, could be used in the Delta operations of the Seattle, Portland, San Francisco and Los Angeles plants.
The project would use waste sediments and wood cuttings from forest soil to produce biofuel, which would meet the requirements of a carbon reduction procedure recognized by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The first delivery of fuel is scheduled for 2023.
Delta expects the feasibility study to be completed in mid-2020. At that time, it will evaluate the next steps to be taken to advance the development of the project.