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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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 […]
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.
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 […]