Airbus, Honeywell join biofuel effort

A technical partnership that includes Airbus, Honeywell and other major players is working on a biofuel that could replace a third of the kerosene used by the world's commercial airlines by 2030. The companies plan to develop the fuel from oils of plants or algae without impact on food or water supplies. The effort is one of an increasing number of alternative fuel projects, including an upcoming test by Air New Zealand, Boeing and Rolls-Royce in which a 747 jet will fly with one of four engines powered by a mix of biofuel and kerosene.

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