CFM International President and CEO Eric Bachelet told ATWOnline that the Continental Airlines 737-800 that operated a test flight early this year with one of its CFM56-7B engines powered by a biofuel blend including algae oil and jatropha oil performed well and predicted that such blends "will be a significant component of the fuel used" by commercial aviation within 5-7 years (ATWOnline, Jan. 9). "By the middle of the next decade, you will start to see biofuels used by the industry," he ...

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