JetBlue Airways has joined The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB), the company said.
As the first US airline member, JetBlue joins 100 other like-minded organizations in creating a market and standard for sustainable biomass and bio-based products. The RSB is an independent and global multi-stakeholder coalition which works to promote the sustainability of biomaterials. JetBlue will participate in discussions relating to the aviation sector.
The airline is actively researching alternative fuel sources and firmly believes in their necessity to secure the future of the aviation industry. JetBlue has committed to a biofuels plan in 2017 that will bring future biofuels to JetBlue and create cooperation among commercial carriers.
With RSB´s guidance, JetBlue will join a consortium of corporate citizens and airlines pursuing multiple sources of biofuels that minimize unwanted environmental and social impacts throughout their supply-chain and life-cycle.
In 2016, JetBlue began actively exploring the purchase of biofuel options for commercial use and was the only airline to sign the White House´s 2015 American Business Act on Climate Pledge, highlighting its support for an international climate agreement toward a low-carbon, sustainable future. JetBlue also pledged to reduce global emissions from commercial air travel in partnership with aircraft and engine manufacturers, the Federal Aviation Administration, and others.
JetBlue is New York´s Hometown Airlineâ¢ and a leading carrier in Boston, Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood, Los Angeles (Long Beach), Orlando and San Juan. It carries more than 32 million customers a year to 95 cities in the US, Caribbean, and Latin America with an average of 900 daily flights.
The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials is an independent and global multi-stakeholder coalition which works to promote the sustainability of biomaterials.