Posts Tagged ‘ Biofuels ’

Flying on waste cooking oil

Oct 19th, 2011 | By

A little while go Thomson flew one engine on one flight on one plane on a mixture of Jet A1 fuel and waste cooking oil as opposed to normal aviation fuel. It was a test to see the effect but you would have thought from the reactions that they had almost single-handedly caused the starvation of millions by using a resource that stopped food crops being grown.

Flying & Carbon Footprints

Jan 16th, 2010 | By

Flying is not felt to be very environmentally friendly. Whether you are a believer in the fact that the airline industry is being particularly singled out or you believe that it is as bad as some people say doesn’t allow for two other factors which will probably have more influence. That is the high cost of aviation fuel and the fact that supplies are finite.
The future seems to be biofuels and a few airlines have already tried flying their planes using it. But what sort of biofuels?