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

Written by TreeThinker

Passionate about the Earth and those who inhabit it. An engineer (BEng (Hons), MSEE) from Oxfordshire, UK, specialising in designing for a sustainable future. A member of the Society of Environmental Engineers and a keen environmental advocate who volunteers for several grass roots sustainability groups. I work full time as a project manager for a renewable energy company based in Oxford and also run ‘TreeThinker’ (www.treethinker.org); a business converting previous pasture land into a rich permaculture farm growing produce for sale locally as well as providing education on organic and permaculture techniques. I deliver workshops on sustainable living, including building renewable energy technologies, as well as workshops for schools discussing 'Energy as a resource' amongst other topics. I am qualified in ‘Information, advice and guidance’ (level 4) and experienced at teaching practical skills. I'm also a keen cyclist and have a love of wordplay - writing a blog on etymology (www.etymologyotd.com).

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