03 January 2009

Another name for Jatropha is Black Vomit Nut

I have recently started following the Plane Talking weblog written by experienced Australian aviation journalist, Ben Sandilands.

In a 1 December 2008 post Ben notes that alternative names for the plant jatropha, a very promising source of biofuels for use in aircraft jet engines, are Black Vomit Nut and Bellyache Bush. Some how I can't see these plain English names catching on with airline industry public relations departments!

The post reports on comments made by Sebastian Remy, the head of alternative fuel research for Airbus, about the potential to grow jatropha, which is drought resistant, in Australia.

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