Jatropha fuel could cut emissions by two-thirds, ANZ test shows

05/29/2009 | New Zealand Herald, The · Forbes

Air New Zealand has crunched the numbers from a biofuel test flight last December and calculated that more than 1.4 tons of fuel and 4.5 tons of carbon could be saved on a 12-hour flight. The carrier used a 50/50 blend of jatropha oil and traditional jet fuel in one of the four engines on its 747 test plane, flying for about two hours at various altitudes. The tests showed that overall emissions of greenhouse gases would be cut by nearly two-thirds, while the savings on fuel burn amounted to just over 1%.

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