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Biden administration sets goal of replacing all jet fuel with sustainable alternatives by 2050

The federal government's new goal targets annual production of 3 billion gallons of the fuels by 2030 - a level the White House says would enable a 20% cut in carbon emissions from flying compared with doing nothing. Foto: Anna Moneymaker/Ritzau Scanpix

WASHINGTON - The Biden administration announced a goal Thursday of replacing all jet fuel with sustainable alternatives by 2050, setting forth a plan to dramatically boost production of fuels made from waste or plants to drive down the environmental cost of flying.

The use of what are called sustainable aviation fuels is in its infancy, with a handful of refineries in operation around the world. But airlines are banking on them as a major part of their efforts to cut emissions and become carbon neutral by the middle of the century...

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