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Boeing proposes blending of green diesel with jet fuel

2:30 PM MST | January 16, 2014 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

Boeing is working with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA; Washington) and other stakeholders to gain approval for aircraft to fly on so-called green or renewable diesel that would reduce the aviation industry's carbon emissions, the company announced. Green diesel can be used in any diesel engine. It is made from oils and fats, and chemically different from biodiesel. Boeing says that green diesel, used in ground transportation, emits at least 50% less carbon dioxide (CO2) than fossil fuel over its lifecycle. The company says its researchers have found...

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