Sustainable jet fuel is made from household garbage

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The search for sustainable energy sources continues, and United Airlines are the latest company to turn to waste products as a viable alternative. The airline has formed a partnership with Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc, investing USD 30 million in the alternative energy provider who converts household trash and municipal solid waste into clean, renewable fuel. The partnership will see five projects launched across the US, which could potentially produce up to 180 million gallons of biofuel every year. Initially, the hybrid fuel — 30 percent biofuel to 70 percent regular jet fuel — will be used to power five flights a…

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