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Old 12-09-2008, 12:21 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Aircraft runs on Bio-Diesel

This is interesting.

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This week, Green Flight International is back with the announcement that the BioJet I, an old L-29 military aircraft, flew across the U.S. burning pure biodiesel. Well, 1,776 miles of the 2,486-mile trip were on B100, the rest were on a 50/50 blend of biodiesel and standard jet fuel. This sets the stage for the BioJet I's round-the-world biodiesel flight sometime next year.
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The other good story this week concerning biofuel flights comes from Air New Zealand and Boeing. The two companies said they would fly out of Auckland on December 3rd with a 747-400 jetliner that will run one of its four engines using jathropha biofuel. Air NZ said this will make it "the first airline to use a commercially viable biofuel sourced using sustainability best practices."

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