Continental Airlines announced that along with Boeing, UOP and GE it will fly a 737-800 on Jan. 7 using a biofuel blend including from algae to power one of the CFM56-7B engines. Like the Air New Zealand flight, the fuel is a 50/50 blend of kerosene jet fuel and renewable biofuel, but in this case the biofuel component is a cocktail of jatropha and algae.

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