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Can Biofuels Make Flying Clean and Cheap?

The first two transatlantic flights powered by biofuel blends made it safely to Paris. But blowing that much fuel to get somewhere is still a luxury.

Over the weekend, the first two transatlantic flights to be powered in part by biofuels made it safely to Paris. One, a business jet designed to ferry smaller (usually wealthy) groups, had a 50-50 blend of traditional jet fuel and biofuel in one of its engines; in the other plane, a larger, commercial jet, all four engines burned a blend that contained 15 percent biofuel.

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