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Airlines sign agreement with Rentech for renewable fuel use at LAX
Enhancing prospects for green business careers, several airlines have signed an agreement with Rentech to purchase up to 1.5 million gallons of renewable synthetic diesel fuel annually for use in ground service equipment at Los Angeles International Airport.
The fuel is commercially known as RenDiesel and is scheduled to be delivered beginning in late 2012.
Air Transport Association, an airline trade association, specifies that the fuel will be made primarily from urban woody green waste such as yard clippings. It is expected to have a low carbon footprint and minimal particulate and other emissions.
"The low-emissions profile and near-zero carbon footprint of RenDiesel will guarantee that the LAX ground service vehicles using this fuel will be among the cleanest and greenest of their kind," says D. Hunt Ramsbottom, Rentech president and chief executive officer.
Environmental chemists lead the scientific effort to develop renewable fuels and biofuels in the nation's laboratories to meet the growing demand for clean sources of energy. Interested individuals can learn the appropriate skills by enrolling in bachelors programs or graduate studies in biochemistry.
Official statistics estimate that demand for environmental scientists will grow by 25 percent in the next seven years, and salaries in the field already exceed 94,670.