Sinopec, the state-owned China Petroleum and Chemical Corp., has been certified by the Chinese government to produce bio-jet fuel from feedstocks including soybean oil, rapeseed oil and palm oil. The certification follows the company's successful test flight of the fuel in a China Eastern Airlines' Airbus 320 in April 2013. The fuel releases less greenhouse gas than conventional jet fuel and is renewable, Sinopec said.

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