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Air New Zealand in biofuel test flight

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. 

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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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Air New Zealand to try Jatropha based biofuel by end 2008

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. 

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Biodiesel trialled in aero engine

Biodiesel has been trialled in an aeroplane engine in France, and reported on the Green Car Congress, CFM a joint venture between Snecma and General Electric, carried out the test on one of its CFM56-7B engine using an ester-type biofuel at Snecma’s Villaroche facility near Paris. CFM said: The biofuel used for this test is […]

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