Biofuel: A virgin flight

2008-02-25 00:00

A Virgin Atlantic 747 takes off at London’s Heathrow Airport yesterday headed for Amsterdam on the first commercial flight powered by biofuel.

The goal of the flight is to show that biofuels can produce less carbon dioxide than normal jet fuels.

Before it took off, Sir Richard Branson, Virgin Atlantic’s president, said: ‘This breakthrough will help Virgin Atlantic to fly its planes using clean fuel sooner than expected.

The demonstration flight will give us crucial knowledge that we can use to dramatically reduce our carbon footprint.’

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