Algae helps power flight to Chicago

Houston Chronicle: Airplane fueler Monte Hawkins filled the tank in the wing of a United Continental Holdings jet Monday morning with fuel derived partly from algae as the plane prepared to take off into history. The Boeing 737-800's flight from Houston was the first by a U.S. carrier to include passengers on a plane powered by a blend that included algae-based biofuel along with conventional petroleum-based jet fuel. The flight left Bush Intercontinental Airport bound for Chicago O'Hare International Airport.......

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