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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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Algae Biofuel firm aims to buck credit crunch trend

An Algae Biofuel firm in New Zealand aims to buck credit crunch trend with an IPO of 60m shares at 50cent each. That could raise New Zealand dollars (NZD) 30m ($17m) for Aquaflow Bionomic Corporation, based on South Island, according to Stuff.co.nz.They must have a compelling story to tell.

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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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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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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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Air New Zealand speaks about algae biofuels

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:

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Now wild algal jet fuel

Aquaflow Bionmic Corporation is now developing wild algal jet fuel. The idea to harvest algae directly from the settling ponds of standard Effluent Management Systems and other nutrient-rich water. ABC says the process helps to optimise the efficiency of

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Waste carbon monoxide to ethanol

LanzaTech claims to have a technology to convert carbon monoxide in industrial waste gases to ethanol. Looks promising, if the concentration of carbon monoxide is high enough. The trouble is carbon monoxide is pretty toxic so flue gas concentrations will tend to be pretty low…

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