United Airlines Chairman and CEO Glenn Tilton, in his role as chairman of the US Air Transport Assn., called for large-scale US government loans, loan guarantees and grants to jumpstart development and mass production of alternative fuels, including biofuels for the airline industry. Speaking to the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative in Washington on Sept. 30, Tilton said the US government "has a critical role to play" in making biofuels commercially viable. ...

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