(Bloomberg) — Japan will draw up a plan to introduce
biofuels to power commercial flights by the 2020 Tokyo Olympic
Games as part of efforts to shift to cleaner fuel.
A task force set up by the Ministry of Economy, Trade and
Industry and Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and
Tourism will start discussions on the subject on July 7, the
trade ministry said on its website Thursday.
The International Air Transport Association, which
represents some 260 airlines around the world, is targeting an
average improvement in fuel efficiency of 1.5 percent per year
by 2020 and a cut in net aviation carbon dioxide emissions of 50
percent by 2050 from 2005 levels.
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