July 1 -- United Airlines says it is investing $30 million in a biofuels company to reduce
its vulnerability to oil-price shocks and limits on carbon emissions from planes.
United officials said Tuesday that they expect to begin receiving fuel from Fulcrum
BioEnergy Inc. in 2018 and could be taking 90 million gallons a year by 2021.
That's enough fuel for 20,000 flights a year but just a drop in United's fuel bucket. The
nation's second-biggest airline burned 3.9 billion gallons last year, including United
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