Despite the challenges faced in scaling up feedstock and fuel production, commercial aviation could yet achieve the goal of meeting 1% of its jet-fuel needs from sustainable biofuels by 2015, says a senior Boeing executive. “It’s going to be really close,” says Billy Glover, vice president of market strategy for Boeing Commercial Airplanes, adding that “1% by 2015” was set by Boeing as in “internal, aspirational” target at a time when many thought finding biofuel alternatives to ...

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