Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Biofuels taking off in the airline industry

We have posted stories and done columns in the past in this space about biofuels for use in airliner engines. Most of the stories have been speculative and point to a time in the future when fuel from algae and other sources can be made in sufficient quantities to make it commercially viable. Now airlines have begun using a mix of regular jet fuel and biofuel in flights with passengers on them. Read more about the trend here ...

Biofuels taking off in the airline industry

We have posted stories and done columns in the past in this space about biofuels for use in airliner engines. Most of the stories have been speculative and point to a time in the future when fuel from algae and other sources can be made in sufficient quantities to make it commercially viable. Now airlines have begun using a mix of regular jet fuel and biofuel in flights with passengers on them. Read more about the trend here ... 

Tom Belden
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Tom Belden has been reporting about Philadelphia International Airport and other air travel subjects for more than 20 years, writing columns for The Inquirer's Travel and Business sections. His reporting (with colleague Craig McCoy) on baggage handling problems in Philadelphia have been credited with helping to improve the system. His previous blog was called Road Warrior. He can reached at tbelden@phillynews.com. Reach Tom at tbelden@phillynews.com.

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