Boeing make monumental ‘green’ flight

Boeing have successfully test flown powered by a mixture of Jet fuel (85%) and Green diesel (15%). The aircraft is to be there fourth Dreamliner – Their flagship line long haul aeroplane.

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The Green diesel is made from vegetable oils, waste cooking oil and waste animal fats. On a lifestyle analysis basis Green diesel produces around 80% less Co2 than traditional fuels.

“The airplane performed as designed with the green diesel blend, just as it does with conventional jet fuel,” said Boeing’s Capt. Mike Carriker. “This is exactly what we want to see in flight tests with a new type of fuel.” lifecycle basis, sustainably-produced green diesel should produce 50 to 90 percent less carbon emissions than petro-diese

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