IATA director general Giovanni Bisignani today called on governments to get behind the biofuel industry and help the commercial scaling-up of alternative fuels for use in aviation to become a reality.
In a speech delivered to the UK Aviation Club in London today, Bisignani said that support from oil companies (perhaps unsurprisingly!) has been "disappointing", and that "governments need to come on board and set a fiscal and legal framework to support growth in the biofuel industry and ensure that aviation will have access to adequate supply".
In the US, there are signs that this could be beginning to happen.
"Exercise strong national leadership to promote and showcase US aviation as a first user of sustainable alternative fuels...The DOT should take a lead role within the Biofuels Interagency Working Group and provide increased support to FAA's alternative fuels work."
Slowly, slowly catchy monkey.