The airline has flown a Bombardier Q400 turboprop from Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, to Ottawa in Canada, using a 50/50 blend of bio fuel
and Jet A1 fuel.
Flight LH013 from Hamburg to Frankfurt at 11:15 am (0915 GMT) on Friday will be the first to take off under what Lufthansa says is the world's first commercial test of bio fuel
for such a long period.
Most bio fuels
come from cash crops on Third World estates where the priority should be growing food for the starving not lining the pockets of estate owners with renewable energy subsidies for bio fuels
is becoming increasingly popular in the West for its relatively low price and as an environmentally-friendly source of energy.
David Wick, head of operations of Biotech Motorsport, said: "We have bought and adapted a kit car to run on bio fuel
and will be racing it competitively in the 750 MC Lo Cost Championships next year.
Systems says its new fuel is free of contaminants like sulphur dioxide and would be cheaper than fossil oil is now.
Balcas managing director Ernest Kidney, said bio fuel
pellets had the potential to meet the energy requirements of a quarter of new rural homes over the next decade.
A great way to learn more about bio fuels
is at the South's largest alternative vehicle and clean fuels showcase: the 4th Annual Southern Energy & Environment Expo, with the ECO "Clean Air Car Fair" returning to the Expo, August 27-29th.
Q400 and Q400 NextGen aircraft are already among the 'greenest' aircraft in the world and the use of bio fuel
will make the aircraft even more environmentally conscious.
She was also more than a little pleased that she could calculate very precisely the degradation mechanisms for a bio fuel
molecule and do it fast.
The environmentally friendly bio fuel
will be mixed with diesel and used in six vehicles for a six-month trial.
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