National Research Council of Canada Releases Biofuel Flight Results

 - January 15, 2013, 2:55 PM

The first 100-percent civil biofuel flight, conducted on October 29 in a Falcon 20, showed that the fuel is cleaner and just as efficient as conventional jet-A, according to results released by the National Research Council (NRC) of Canada. Information collected in flight and analyzed by the NRC revealed a 50-percent reduction in aerosol emissions. Further ground engine test runs with the biofuel showed a 25-percent reduction in particles and 49 percent fewer black carbon emissions. The engines also burned 1.5 percent less fuel when running on pure biofuel.