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Leading French companies partner in R&D to speed development of biosourced jet fuel

4:45 AM MDT | June 20, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Airbus, Air France, Safran (Paris), and Total have launched a program, Joining our Energies—Biofuel Initiative France, to further the R&D of sustainable biofuels for the French aviation industry, Total announced today. The air transport sector generates about 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions, and at present there is no biobased alternative to crude oil–based jet fuel, the partners say. The R&D program expects to harness French technological innovation in fuel supply, and engine and aircraft design. It builds on an increasing number...

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