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Savings equivalent to the fuel used by approximately 12 million passenger cars being driven for a year.
Project aimed at demonstrating feasibility of various systems by 2020
Airline aims to cut CO2 emissions by 20 percent by 2020
The agency narrowed field of potential avgas replacements to two fuels out of the four originally selected for testing.
A prototype ATR 72 has completed a 15-hour test campaign in the framework of Europe's Clean Sky research project.
The standard applies to all but the smallest business jets.
Proposal commended by range of industry stakeholders
Full aircraft emissions scheme will then be considered by all 191 ICAO member states at the UN aviation agency’s 39th Assembly in late September.
The initiative is being managed by BP Target Neutral, which invests in carbon credits that support low-carbon development projects around the world.
Tests conducted by Rolls-Royce show the blend could burn more than 50-percent cleaner than straight jet-A.