EADS Flies DA42 On Algae Biofuel

Airbus parent EADS is to make an environmental breakthrough at ILA by flying an aircraft powered by a biofuel composed purely of algae.

The daily flights will be conducted using a Diamond DA42 New Generation light twin powered by Austro Engine AE300s.

As a result of algae’s higher energy content, fuel burn will be 1.5 litres per hour (0.4USgal/h) lower than if conventional Jet-A1 fuel were used, says EADS, adding: “Only relatively minor modifications and adjustments had to be made to the aircraft’s engines.” Continue reading…

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