Minnesota initiative looks to boost production of sustainable aviation fuel

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Delta Airlines is working in collaboration with several other partners to launch a hub that will produce sustainable aviation fuel.
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Ten percent of U.S. transportation greenhouse gas emissions come from plane travel according to the Environmental Protection Agency.

But a first-of-its kind initiative is looking to slash those numbers by creating a hub to scale the production of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF). Estimates show that SAF can reduce the lifecycle carbon emissions of flying by more than 80 percent.

Peter Frosch is CEO of the Greater Minneapolis St. Paul Regional Economic Development Partnership, one of the partners involved in the effort.

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