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Certification for jet biofuel being considered
Source : energyboom.com
The American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), an international body that sets global standards, will vote this summer on a new certification that will govern the development of biofeul for use in passenger airlines. A combination of global political unrest in petroleum producing countries and natural disasters like the Japan earthquake and tsunami have created a sharp rise in the cost of jet fuel. Fuel has risen nearly 50% from last year; a cost that is typically passed on the airline passenger. As a result, the case for using biofuels has grown and with that comes the demand for new products and innovation. Ethanol which can be used in automobiles has too low an energy density to work in jets, but oils extracted from plants, animal fats and grease have proven to be successful in rounds of testing.
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30 May 2011 |
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