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USAF flies F-22 Raptor on synthetic biofuel

An F-22 Raptor successfully flew at supercruise March 18 on a 50/50 (E50)  fuel blend of conventional petroleum-based JP-8 and biofuel derived from camelina, a weed-like plant not used for food. The flight was the capstone of a series of

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Posted in Biofuel for Military, Biofuel Research, News

Biofuel As Aircraft Fuel Actively Being Considered In Germany

Airlines in Malaysia, which have been pioneering the development of biofuel, might be interested to know that German experts are “actively considering” the use of biofuel in aircraft. Indeed, the subject of biofuel, for use in aircraft, has gained momentum.

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Quantas sign algae-based aviation fuel deal

Australian airline Qantas has signed a deal to investigate the use of the algae-based aviation fuel developed by US company Solazyme. The bio-products company announced late last week it would be supplying Qantas with an unspecified amount of Solajet, its

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Finnair postpones introduction of biofuel

The Finnish state-owned airline Finnair has reversed an earlier decision to start using biofuel in some of its commercial flights this year. Finnair was to have started to use kerosene produced by Neste Oil from biological sources as soon as

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Air China to conduct transpacific biofuel test flight in 2011

Air China said Sunday it plans to operate a transpacific demonstration flight partially powered by biofuel in the second half of this year. CA is expected to use a Boeing 747 powered by Pratt & Whitney engines on the test

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Boeing to test China biofuels

Boeing Co., in cooperation with Air China Ltd. and others, plans to test a commercial-jet biofuel in China produced from a locally grown plant by the middle of 2011-part of an effort to commercialize cleaner fuels world-wide and bolster China’s

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Algae power reaches for the sky

Air travel could be powered from vast seas of algae growing close to airports within four years, according to researchers and airlines hoping to find a green future for aviation. Industry giants including British Airways and Airbus are supporting a

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