Biofuel for Jumbo Jets: Kiwis Take to the Sky on Jatropha

Tuesday, December 30, 2008 - 18:49 in Astronomy & Space

Fuel from the weed jatropha powered an Air New Zealand jet on a two-hour flight today--the world's second flight of a commercial jet on biofuel. One out of the four Rolls Royce engines on an Air New Zealand Boeing 747-400 burned a 50-50 blend of regular jet fuel and a bio-version made from jatropha. [More]

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