UNEP Reports Successful Testing of Jatropha-Fuelled Flight
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31 December 2008: The UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Climate Neutral Network has reported that Air New Zealand successfully tested a new jatropha-fuelled jumbo jet.

The airline said the experience demonstrated that jatropha biofuel is suitable for use in airplanes without the need for engine modifications.

Jatropha forms part of the airline’s plan to source 10% […]

Safe landing for Air New Zealand's jatropha-fuelled flight 31 December 2008: The UN Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Climate Neutral Network has reported that Air New Zealand successfully tested a new jatropha-fuelled jumbo jet. The airline said the experience demonstrated that jatropha biofuel is suitable for use in airplanes without the need for engine modifications.

Jatropha forms part of the airline’s plan to source 10% of its fuel
from sustainable sources by 2013. It is a plant that produces seeds
that contain inedible lipid oil and can be grown in difficult
conditions, including arid and otherwise non-arable areas. UNEP has
suggested that sustainably grown biofuels can play a role in the
overall fuel mix and make a contribution to reducing carbon dioxide
emissions while diversifying farmers’ incomes in developed and
developing countries. [UNEP Climate Neutral Network Press Release]

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