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Exxon to get federal money for WWII-related cleanup

Exxon Mobil Corp. will get help from the U.S. government in paying for clean up costs at two refineries that produced billions of gallons of aviation fuel for allied forces during World War II and the Korean War.
The U.S. Air Force is set to certify all of its 40-plus aircraft models to burn fuels derived from waste oils and plants by 2013, three years ahead of target, Air Force Deputy Assistant Secretary Kevin Geiss said. (Photo: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg)

Biofuels demand up for aviation, marine industries

Demand for biofuels in the aviation and marine industries has expanded rapidly in recent years, a new report finds.
Categories: Biofuels
A United Airlines Boeing 787 Dreamliner taxis to a gate at O'Hare International Airport. (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

United planes to fly on advanced biofuel

United Airlines on Tuesday announced it has committed to buy at least 15 million gallons of renewable jet fuel for use on flights out of its Los Angeles hub, marking a potentially major breakthrough in the commercial aviation industry’s quest to pare carbon dioxide emissions.
An Air China airplane is fueled with a mixture of jet fuel and bio-liquid fuel in Beijing, China, on Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. (Nelson Ching / Bloomberg)

China, US companies test-fly biofuel-powered plane

A jumbo jet powered by fuel made from oily nuts made a two-hour test flight Friday as part of a U.S.-Chinese renewable energy partnership.
(AP Photo / David J. Phillip)

House votes to bar U.S. airlines from EU emissions-trading scheme

The House of Representatives voted Monday to bar U.S. airlines from participating in the European Union’s emissions-trading scheme.

Aviation Biofuel: A Breakthrough

Aviation biofuel”: A breakthrough The airline industry has traditionally been wary of adopting alternative fuels, and it’s fair to say, with good reason. An electric car that travels less than its advertised range could create some inconvenience and would ultimately send engineers back to the drawing board. But no one wants to even to think […]
Categories: Environment