“Boeing Seeks to Add Diesel From Vegetable Oils to Flights”



Boeing Co. (BA), the biggest commercial airplane maker, is seeking approval from U.S. regulators to fuel jets with a “green” diesel made from vegetable oils and fats that will reduce consumption of fossil fuels and curb greenhouse-gas emissions.

The fuel produces less than half the carbon dioxide emissions over its life cycle than fossil fuels and will cost about $3 a gallon in the U.S., Chicago-based Boeing said today in a statement.

Approval to use a fuel made from vegetable fats would increase options for airlines that are already using other types of biofuels made from inedible plant material.


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