First Flight powered by 100% Algae Fuel 2EADS maker of the Airbus and lots of defense and transport aircraft, has announced the completion of the first flight powered entirely by algae-based biofuel.
The DA42 used almost half a gallon less fuel per hour using the algae fuel than it would have had it been powered by kerosene-based jet fuel. What's more, the exhaust from the plane had an eight time lower hydrocarbon content, as well as lower nitrogen and sulphur emissions.
This only goes to show that biofuels are more fuel efficient in jet engines than petroleum based fuels. Login to Post a Comment