The Dernogalizer

January 5, 2009

747 Airline Flown on 50% Biofuels

Filed under: Energy/Climate — Matt Dernoga @ 6:43 pm
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I want to share a neat article in the NY Times about an airline in New Zealand which test ran one of it’s 747’s on 50% biofuels from a plant called the jatropha plant. This plant seems to be one of the more ideal types of biofuels because of how easily it can be grown and how much fuel you can yield from it. I think airlines should be looking at how to reduce their dependency on oil as a top priority since oil prices will go back up. The airline which doesn’t feel that as badly in their bottom line will have a huge advantage in the industry. A lot of passengers would also prefer to fly on the greenest airline so long as the cost is reasonable.

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