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Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Boeing 787 Completes First Test Flight Using "Green Diesel"

Above, a Boeing 787, similar to this one, successfully flew on "green diesel" for the first time. Photo by Armand Vaquer.

This story caught my attention.

From The Japan Times:
NEW YORK – Boeing announced Wednesday that it completed the first test flight with “green diesel,” which offers potential for reducing greenhouse gas emissions in aviation. 
A Boeing 787 dubbed the ecoDemonstrator successfully flew with 85 percent conventional fuel and 15 percent green diesel, the company said. 
The “green” fuel is made from vegetable oils, waste cooking oil and waste animal fats. It has previously been used for ground transportation, but not for aviation.
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