Aircraft manufacturing giants to test biofuels

March 19, 2008 / No Comments

airplane in the clouds Aircraft manufacturing giants to test biofuels
by aslaugsvava
If last month Virgin Atlantic tested a Boeing 747 running with 80 percent normal fuel mixed with 20 percent biofuel, but Continental Airlines wants their own piece of the pie.The company¬† partnered with Boeing and GE Aviation to demonstrate in the first half of the next year (2009)¬† an aircraft running on bio-fuels. From what I understand it’s going to be bio-fuel only and if the test will be successful Continental Airlines will be the first major US carrier to use biofuels on flights.

“Exploring sustainable biofuels is a logical and exciting new step in our environmental commitment” said Mark Moran, vice president of operations at Continental Airlines.

I/we all hope these are not just test meant to increase their popularity among people that care about the environment. – via – BusinessGreen