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Honeywell conducts first trans-Atlantic biofuel flight

20-Jun-2011 8:52 AM

Honeywell announced (18-Jun-2011) its "Green Jet Fuel" has successfully powered the first trans-Atlantic biofuel flight, conducted Honeywell-operated Gulfstream G450, which landed at Paris Le Bourget Airport. The aircraft was powered by a 50/50 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-based jet fuel, powering one of the aircraft’s Rolls-Royce engines. It was also the first business jet to be powered by a biofuel. The biofuel was derived from camelina. Honeywell has produced more than 700,000 gallons of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel from sustainable, inedible sources such as camelina, jatropha and algae for use in commercial and military testing. [more]