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Biofuels aren’t just for Priuses anymore

Post by John Gillie / The News Tribune on Sep. 28, 2007 at 10:43 am |
September 28, 2007 10:43 am

Boeing and Air New Zealand have announced they’ll conduct a demonstration flight next year with a 747 burning biofuels.

The demonstration is planned for the second half of 2008 using an Air New Zealand Boeing 747-400 burning second generation bio-fuels.

The airline and the plane maker want to demonstrate the feasibility of using non-petroleum fuels to reduce the dependence on oil reserves to power aircraft.

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