Boeing hopes aviation biofuel market-ready by 2015

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) - Boeing Co. hopes aviation biofuels will be practical for the market by around 2015, but it's going to take a lot of work.

Boeing's director of environmental and aviation policy, Richard Wynne, told reporters Monday that the company is working with others throughout the industry toward having 1% of all aviation fuel come from non-petroleum sources by then. While that might sound like a small amount, Wynne says it's about 16 million gallons - roughly what Seattle-Tacoma International Airport uses each year.

Wynne says many things have to happen before then, including making sure the new fuels meet standards, make economic sense, are sustainable and can be readily available to airports throughout the world.

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