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Aviation companies form sustainable fuels group

The Boeing Co. and UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, have joined several airlines, the World Wildlife Fund and the Natural Resources Defense Council in a sustainable fuels initiative called the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group. The airlines include Air France, Air New Zealand, All Nippon Airways, Cargolux Airlines International S.A., Gulf Air, Japan Airlines, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Scandinavian Airlines and Virgin Atlantic Airways. In addition to its members signing a sustainability pledge, the group's first projects will assess the adherence of algae and jatropha to its sustainability criteria.