If Wayne County and Michigan State University have their way, the Detroit Metro and Willow Run airports will soon produce their own airport fuel using bioenergy crops like canola and mustard seed. The project is funded through February 2012 with a $476,000 state grant.
The two Michigan airports currently use 1 million gallons of fuel apiece each day. The Detroit Metro airport project could yield 300 gallons of fuel over the summer alone, according to TreeHugger.
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