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Branson predicts aviation could be among 'cleanest' industries within 10 years #biofuel #aviation via @businessgreen

Half the fuel used by airlines could be sustainably sourced biofuels by the end of the decade, according to Sir Richard Branson. The Virgin Atlantic founder and serial entrepreneur made the claim at the launch yesterday of RenewableJetFuels.org , a website rating around 40 companies producing green aviation fuels based on their economic viability, scalability and sustainability. FURTHER READING Climate Committee chief warns green aviation could prove impossible Virgin trials "revolutionary" biofuel made from waste gases New Zealand firm Lanzatech, which is pioneering a method of producing biofuels from steel production waste gases with Virgin, and California's SG Biofuels, seized the top spots in the new rankings, while Solazyme and Neste, both of which have deals in place with leading airlines , also appear in the top 10. Currently, around a third of the companies on the ...

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