Continental Test Flight Uses Algae As Fuel

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From Fast Company: “Continental Airlines became the first US carrier to power a plane using algae as fuel yesterday. The flight, which notably took off from Houston’s Bush Intercontinental Airport, was also the first in the world to use a dual-engine commercial plane rather than a four-engine aircraft to test a biofuel, according to the BBC. In a 90-minute test flight, a Continental Boeing 737-800 used a 50-50 blend of biofuel (algae mixed with jatropha, a weed that bears oil-producing seeds) and normal fuel to power its number two engine.” For the full article, click here.

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