31 May 2009

Positive results from Air New Zealand biofuels test flight

On 28 May 2009 Air New Zealand announced that its experiment with using jatropha-based biofuel in a B747 had been a success with the prospect of significant fuel savings (see previous post).

I was amused to read the 29 May 2009 coverage in the Daily Mail which headlined its report "Flying on fruit juice: Jumbo Jet powered by 'plum' biofuel takes to the skies." As I have previously noted, an alternative name for jatropha is black vomit nut (see previous post)!

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