Experts say biofuels are the wave of the future for the airline industry

03/18/2010 | Boston Globe (tiered subscription model), The

Aviation experts said passenger airplanes likely will be using biofuels within the next 10 years, sparking a wide range of reactions from various parties. Airlines are eager to distance themselves from the volatile oil market and further reduce their carbon footprint. But environmentalists are worried the shift would result in a large demand for plant oil, hurting tropical forests. Experts say the airline industry is targeting biofuels that result in minimal damage to the environment.

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