Rolls-Royce and British Airways yesterday announced the start of an alternative fuel test program that "will seek to identify practical alternatives to the current industry-standard fuel kerosene." The engine producer and the airline will initiate a joint tender process in an effort to find suppliers willing and able to offer samples for testing on a Rolls-Royce RB211 used to power a BA 747. The tests will be carried out on an indoor engine testbed at the Rolls-Royce facility in Derby. The ...

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