United and Alaska Airlines this week are operating the first U.S. commercial flights using bio-derived jet fuel, following the lead already set by carriers in Europe and Mexico. United flew a Boeing 737-800 yesterday from Houston Bush Intercontinental to Chicago O’Hare International Airport using a blend of 40% biofuel and 60% conventional jet fuel. The biofuel is processed by Honeywell company UOP from renewable oil produced by San Francisco-based Solazyme, which uses microalgae to ...


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