British Airways, Rolls To Study Alternative Fuels

 - July 14, 2008, 11:46 AM

Rolls-Royce and British Airways are embarking on a study to identify practical alternatives to jet fuel that would make real reductions to aircraft carbon footprints. The companies will initiate a joint tender process, inviting suppliers to offer alternative fuel samples for testing on a Rolls-Royce RB211 from a British Airways Boeing 747. Following the tender process, there will be a selection of up to four alternative fuels, which will undergo laboratory testing before being delivered to Rolls-Royce next year. Each company will be asked to supply up to 60,000 liters of their alternative fuel.