United Airlines Chairman and CEO Glenn Tilton, in his role as chairman of the Air Transport Assn., yesterday called for large-scale 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 General Meeting in Washington, Tilton said the US government "has a critical role to play" in making biofuels commercially viable. "We need ...

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