Thursday, August 6, 2009

Boeing Hydroplane Makes First 100% Biofuel Test Run

Though the event this Boeing Hydroplane is being used for is a little silly, this could be a good direction for the engineering of Biofueled Commercial Jetliners. Here is what the Biofuel is made out of:
"Camelina + Jatropha + Algae

The feedstock used for the biofuel was 85% camelina (grown by Targeted Growth) , 14% jatropha, and 1% algae.

Same Fuel as Used on JAL Test Flight

This is the same biofuel mixture that was used on a JAL test flight back in January, that showed that biofuels can be more efficient that petroleum-based fuels in jet engines."

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