For Immediate Release

October 21, 2010
Contact: Henry J. Price
Phone: (202) 267-3883

Statement by FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt on USDA/FAA Memorandum of Understanding


The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is pleased to be working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop alternatives to jet fuel. Working with USDA, the FAA will assess the availability of different kinds of feedstocks that could be processed by bio-refineries to produce jet fuels. The development and deployment of alternative fuels is critical to achieving carbon neutral aviation growth by 2020. This agreement leverages the expertise and resources of the USDA, enabling aviation to play a key role in expanding renewable fuel while improving the environment. See USDA Press Release for more information.

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