Air New Zealand to test nut-based biofuel in 747

11/12/2008 | USA Today

Air New Zealand has set Dec. 3 for a trans-Pacific test flight partially powered by biofuel. A Boeing 747-400 will burn a 50-50 blend of traditional jet fuel and fuel made from jatropha oil in one of its four engines. Jatropha trees can grow on lands not suitable for farming, and their inedible nuts are high in oil.

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