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Boeing says biojet fuel could be here in three years.

Over on climate progress they’ve found an interview in Wired with the head of Boeing’s biofuel jet program who believes that the first biofuel for jets could be certified in three years. That’s going to be good news for people selling seedlings…. The big demand could hit in about 2015.  

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Rolls Royce trials Jatropha biofuel in Derby

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 […]

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Virgin to trial biofuel in transatlantic 747 flight:

Virgin Atlantic has been flying from London Heathrow to Schipol Airport, the Netherlands, in a series of trial flights, according to 24 oranges, a Dutch blog in English. Gina Cobb is neither insightful or offering a very useful perspective on her blog about the proposal to use 20% biofuel blend. But then I guess she’s […]

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Virgin Atlantic sets early 2008 for jet biofuel debut

Richard Branson set early 2008 as a time for Virgin Atlantic, his airline to trial biofuel in a Boeing 747 flight at a meeting of Mortgage Bankers (its got to be more interesting talking about biofuels than mortages, Dickie*, but think of your audience).Reuters quotes him as saying: In the meantime, Virgin will be conducting […]

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