Innovative Work on Aviation Biofuels Recognized

The Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest Program, which includes Portland International Airport, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and Spokane International Airport, is the winner of the 2011 Environmental Achievement Award from Airports Council International-North America. The ACI-NA awards will be presented at the organization’s annual conference this October, with the airports winning in the “Special/Innovative Projects” award category.


Sustainable Aviation Fuels Northwest was a partnership between the airports, Boeing, Alaska Airlines, Washington State University, Climate Solutions, and more than 40 stakeholders. The group took a comprehensive look at opportunities and challenges associated with developing a sustainable renewable aviation fuels industry in the Pacific Northwest. The results of that work, published last May, are providing a roadmap for future innovation in the aviation fuels industry.