Japan Airlines will conduct a test flight using biofuel refined from the energy crop camellina on Jan. 30. A blend of 50% biofuel and 50% Jet-A will be tested in one of the four Pratt & Whitney JT9Ds on a JAL-owned 747-300. The approximately 1-hr. demo flight out of Tokyo Haneda will be operated by JAL crew and will be the final stage in a 12-month project. The biofuel component will be a cocktail of three second-generation feedstocks: Camellina (84%), jatropha (under 16%) and algae ...

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