Virgin set to test biofuel airplane

Here’s one for you environmentally conscious freaks out there. Virgin Atlantic Airlines is getting ready to test a new biofuel-equipped Boein 747. The aircraft will fly from London to Amsterdam at the end of this month using a new fuel blend consisting of 80% regular fuel and 20% biofuel. There will be no passengers on board the initial test flight, but if all goes well, we might see this trickle down into actual use. While an 80/20 blend isn’t going to reverse the effects of global warming, or effect a sea change, it’s not bad for the “world’s first biofuel-powered flight.” Read

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