Fancy flying United powered by animal fat and farm waste?

If recycling and minimising carbon emissions are a key part of your life, then you might want to book yourself onto a United Airlines flight later this summer.

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United Airlines plan a farm waste and animal fat powered flight. Image by Curimedia | P H O T O G R A P H Y / CC BY 2.0

One of the company’s planes will fly from Los Angeles to San Francisco using just farm waste and animal fat to fuel it. Five million gallons of the biofuel will be delivered to United at LAX in a move that many other airlines around the world are looking to emulate. Read more: nytimes.com

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