Boeing, Airbus and Embraer team up for aviation biofuels

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“Two of the biggest threats to our industry are the price of oil and the impact of commercial air travel on our environment,” Boeing CEO Jim Albaugh said.

A new EU law that took effect from Jan. 1 makes it obligatory for airlines flying in and out of the region to buy carbon permits to offset their emissions.

However, a trade war is brewing with the United States, China and India — the top three carbon emitters — questioning the EU’s legal jurisdiction to charge for an entire flight.

Article source: http://articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-03-22/global-warming/31224370_1_biofuels-carbon-emissions-aviation