Synthetic fuel for LAX ground vehicles to be used by several airlines

Beginning in 2012, eight U.S. airlines will use up to 1.5 million gallons per year of synthetic renewable diesel in their ground operations at LAX. The fuel will be made by Rentech and is derived mainly from yard clippings and other plant wastes. By using the new fuel in luggage carts, catering trucks and other equipment, the airlines hope to reduce their carbon footprint while smoothing out fluctuations in the price of oil.

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