Biofuel From Algae, Wood Chips Approved for Airlines, ATA Says

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    U.S. safety authorities granted initial approval for biofuel from non-food materials to be blended with traditional jet fuel on commercial flights worldwide, the Air Transport Association said today.
    Fuel processed from organic waste or non-food materials, such as algae or wood chips, may comprise as much as 50 percent of the total fuel burned to power passenger flights, ATA spokesman Steve Lott and a Boeing Co. (BA) official told Bloomberg.

    The preliminary approval, granted this week by the Pennsylvania-based American Society for Testing & Materials, may allow Airbus SAS and Deutsche Lufthansa AG (LHA) to carry out a flight they have planned in the coming weeks using one engine powered 50 percent by biofuel from jatropha, camelina and animal waste.

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