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Government v. airlines as the next step for biofuels

One possible bio-derived jet fuel option: juncea. The series of bio-derived jet fuel demonstration flights that commenced in 2008 with Virgin Atlantic and later Air New Zealand left no doubt biofuels could be a reality in aviation, and the flights helped start the biofuel certification processes.As certification is now expected imminently, there is a debate […]

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Has Southern Hemisphere learned from north about ash?

A column of smoke and ashes expelled by the Puyehue volcano in Entre Lagos, 1.100 km south of Santiago, capital of Chile. Southern Chile’s Puyehue volcano erupted for the first time in half a century Saturday. Photo: KeystoneUSA-ZUMA/Rex Features. As Chile’s Puyehue-Cordon Caulle volcano eruption brings operations to a halt at Melbourne airport and causes […]

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Setting the Naysayers Right About BA’s Biofuel Programme

Taken by AirSpace user berniec Earlier this week British Airways announced it will build a plant to convert landfill waste to jet fuel, and use the fuel by 2014.This is a big step forwarding for aviation & the environment, a topic I’ve been interested in, but naysayers are doubting the plan. From The Independent: BA […]

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