Air New Zealand puts biofuel to the test

12/30/2008 | San Francisco Chronicle

In the latest in a series of industry tests of alternative energy sources, Air New Zealand used a blend of traditional jet fuel and synthetic paraffinic kerosene made from the oil of the jatropha shrub. "It was a very successful test flight, and jatropha is a reliable second-generation biofuel going forward," the pilot said of the two-hour flight.

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