Posts Tagged ‘ biofuel ’

First Passenger Flight Powered by Biofuel–But Are the Petroleum Alternatives Ready to Takeoff?

Dutch airline KLM has completed a fifth jet biofuel test flight—and the first with passengers other than flight crew. Using a 50–50 blend of regular jet fuel and biofuel refined from camelina oil in one of its four engines, the flight carried 42 “observers” for an hour on November 23 from Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport, enough to fill business class, according to chemist Jennifer Holmgren, who was on board.

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First Flight for Bio-Fuel Plane

A plane powered by renewable fuel has circled the skies over the Netherlands, in the world’s first bio fuel passenger carrying flight.