US FAA Office of Environment and Energy Director Carl Burleson said yesterday that the agency hopes to have a "synthetic fuel blend" for powering commercial aircraft "certified by the end of this year." He told reporters that the agency wants a "gasoline source" that is 50% synthetic. He did not elaborate on the source. He added that FAA is targeting 2010 to certify a biofuel blend and 2013 to certify "full biofuel" to power commercial flight.

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