United Airlines recently initiated regular flights from Los Angeles (LAX) to San Francisco (SFO) with biofuels. The announcement triggered well-deserved media coverage. The Washington Post, for example, called it “a really big deal.” What United and fuel provider AltAir Paramount have done represents the first time that biofuels will be used routinely by a U.S. commercial carrier for a regularly scheduled flight.  This is important because the aviation industry has ...

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