Nearly a year after it operated the first second-generation biofuel test flight, Air New Zealand continues to be focused on ensuring that "a material portion of its annual fuel use comes from sustainable second-generation sources," according to GM-Operations and Chief Pilot Dave Morgan. On Dec. 29, 2008, ANZ operated a 2-hr. 747-400 biofuel test flight from Auckland using a 50/50 blend of jatropha-based fuel and standard jet fuel supplied by Terasol Energy to power one of the ...

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