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this mountain of garbage could one day take you from paris to tokyo united airlines announcing tuesday that it purchased a thirty million dollar stake in the alternative fuel company fulcrum bio energy welcome has developed technology that converts household garbage into jet fuel according to united the fuel is expected to provide an eighty percent reduction in carbon emissions when compared with regular jet fuel rods correspondent jeffrey destin is covering the announcement , the first time in u. s. airline is taking a major stake are in an alternative fuels company and unite is positioning itself to %HESITATION be a leader %HESITATION in alternative fuels as the airline industry %HESITATION , pairs to move away %HESITATION from emissions toward curbing i missions earlier this month the environmental protection agency signal that it would be taking the first steps towards regulating airplane emissions saying that emissions from planes endanger human health because of their contribution to global warming united's moved tuesday is a significant but small step toward reversing that contribute , i mean i guess i by twenty twenty one says it will start to receive some ninety million gallons per year from i'll focus my energy which while that's a lot of fuel %HESITATION does not even compare to that some three point nine billion gallons of fuel that united consumed in twenty fourteen , this summer united airlines plane is expected to fly from los angeles to san francisco using fuel generated from farm waste and animal fats , as part of a previous deal with california company also air fuels