A group of 10 airlines—eight based in the US, plus Air Canada and Lufthansa—have signed letters of intent with Washington-based Solena Fuels to acquire a future supply of jet fuel derived exclusively from waste biomass. Under the plan, the fuel—made from post-recycled urban and agricultural waste—will be produced at a plant to be built by Solena in Santa Clara County, Calif., in 2013, and trucked to airports in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. The ...

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