In the 10 years since the FAA and industry came together to promote the development of alternative jet fuels, some things have changed and some have not. In 2006, oil prices were volatile and rising. In 2016, they are low and staying low—so far. In 2006, there was no sustainable alternative to fossil-based jet fuel. In 2016, five conversion pathways are qualified for production. But in 2006, when oil passed $80 a barrel on its way to a peak of more than $150, the belief was that ...

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