An airplane using jatorpha and algae type biofuels had a successful test flight on the 25th of January of this year. Continental Airlines were the first commercial airline to conduct such a test in the US.
This test illustrates the airline industry’s desire to reduce their pollution which is a strong contributor to Global Warming. The flight duration was a mere 90 minutes however this is a massive step in reducing the carbon emissions of the airline industry.
This flight test is a key milestone towards the International Air Transport Association’s aim of having the members of its association use at least 10% of alternative fuels by the year 2017. This will have a great affect on reducing Global Warming effects associated with the Airline Industry. This is also a neccesity for the airline industry as the European Union will implement a cap on airline carbon dioxide emissions by 2012.
This will also help us all to reduce our carbon footprints:)
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