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Continental Airlines to use algae/Jatropha based biofuel blend in test flight January 6, 2009

Filed under: Biofuels,Emerging Technology — nwrenewablenews @ 4:57 pm
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Continental Airlines has announced that it will be conducting the first biofuel-powered demonstration flight by a US commercial aircraft. The flight will be powered by a fuel blend including components derived from algae and jatropha plants. According to Continental Airlines the demonstration flight will be the first biofuel flight conducted by a commercial carrier using algae as a fuel source. The aircraft used for the demonstration flight will be a Boeing 737-800 equipped with CFM International CFM56-7B engines. The demonstration flight is scheduled to depart from Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport on 7 January.


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