Embraer and GE Aviation test use of alternative fuel

09/7/2011 | United Press International

Executives at Embraer are optimistic after powering the Brazilian firm's aircraft with hydro-processed esters and fatty acids fuel under various flight conditions. "This series of tests, and their very positive results, gives us a lot of new information to continue our sustainability program as it relates to future products," said Mauro Kern, executive vice president of engineering and technology at Embraer. The Brazilian aircraft manufacturer conducted the tests with GE Aviation, which supplies the engines for the aircraft used in the trials.

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