Algae-fueled planes could take off in three years, group says

12/8/2008 | News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.), The

Officials of the nascent U.S. algae industry will be in Washington this week, urging lawmakers to consider tax breaks and other incentives to help turn pond scum into an economically viable fuel for commercial aviation. Darrin Morgan, a Boeing official and co-chairman of the Algal Biomass Organization, says planes could be flying on an algae blend within three to five years.

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