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.
National Research Council of Canada Releases Biofuel Flight Results
- January 15, 2013, 2:55 PM