Ah the echoes of my old papery life keep rustling around me. I’m writing a feature for ICIS Chemical Business on Second Generation Biofuels. I’ve just asked Air Liquide for more details on Bioliq a process developed by its subsidiary Lurgi which converts straw to liquid, and then converts that to synthesis gas and on […]
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Air New Zealand successfully flew a plane for around two hours with one of its engines modified to run on a mixture of jatropha-derived biofuel and Jet A, over the Christmas break. I’ve written about it before, and this piece details that and gives some details of other recent biofuel tests.
Rolls Royce is trialling Jatropha biofuel at its test beds in Derby, in the Midlands of England, the engine maker is working with Air New Zealand which is planning to fly a Boeing from Aukland using the fuel in one engine in December. As someone who went to sleep and woke up to the rumble […]
Air New Zealand to try Jatropha based biofuel by end 2008 the firm is working with Rolls Royce which has been looking at Jatropha-based fuels since 2005.
I asked Air New Zealand to confirm or deny that it was involved in investigating biofuels from algae, after the post yesterday about wild algal jet fuels . Here’s’ what their spokesperson said: