Japan Airlines joined the exclusive biofuel club on Jan. 30 when one of its Pratt & Whitney JT9D-powered 747-300s took off from Tokyo Haneda with one engine powered by a 50/50 biofuel/jet fuel blend. The biofuel was a cocktail of camelina (84%), jatropha (16%) and algae (less than 1%). JAL reported that the 90-min. flight went off without a hitch. As with other biofuel test flights, "no modifications to the aircraft or engine were required," the airline said in a statement. Capt. Keiji ...

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