Airline Uses Vegetable Oil to Fuel Jet


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I'm sure MacGyver would've thought of this if he was still around... :p

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (Dec. 30) -- A passenger jet powered in part by vegetable oil successfully completed a two-hour flight Tuesday to test a biofuel that could lower airplane emissions and cut costs, Air New Zealand said.
One engine of a Boeing 747-400 airplane was powered by a 50-50 blend of oil from jatropha plants and standard A1 jet fuel....

see link below for more info



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Hey! I read about this plant a while's FULL of oil and grows like a weed. It's apparently being planted experimentally in the USA as well.


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I read the article. It was 50% Jet A and 50% oil from a plant other than corn. :banghead:For the life of me I can not remember the name. Although I would like to see the performance numbers and a longer flight say 4 - 6 hours.