Japan Airlines tests camelina biofuel blend

02/2/2009 | Christian Science Monitor, The

A Japan Airlines 747 circled over the Pacific Ocean on Friday, with one of its engines burning a blend of vegetable oils and pond scum. The flight marked the first test of a fuel derived primarily from camelina, a feedstock grown in Montana. Nicole Piasecki, president of Boeing Japan, predicted before the flight that such fuels could be used in "revenue-generating flights" within three to four years.

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