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Air New Zeland to fly bifouel

This release came in overnight from my colleagues in the US. It takes us further with the Air New Zealand/Rolls Royce biofuels trials. It is notable because it will be using Jatropha derived biofuel. The fuel will be mixed 50:50 with conventional Jet. It is part of Honewell’s research in this area, which I’ve mentioned […]

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Biobutanol fuel of choice in US transcontinental flight project

Biobutanol is going to be the fuel of choice in a flght across the US. You can follow the flights as they hop across the continent here. The route will take the “LookLocal Get The Lead Out” campaign  from the Pacific Ocean to the First Flight Airport in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. 

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Can Branson save Aviation?

Nice piece by Amy Ziff over on the Huffington Post about Virgin’s biofuel powered flight recently. I can’t help wondering if we’d be better off using waste materials for fuel, than edible nuts, even if their market is in the Amazon Basin.

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Many things have happened since I went on holiday

Many things have happened since I went on holiday… the most momentous is Richard Branson fuelling an aero engine plane with a combination of coconut and Babassu nut fuel and using it on a747 with three conventionally fueled engines to fly from London to Amsterdam. Useful because it shows that you can make aviation fuel […]

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