Boeing Planes Will Run On Biofuel
By October 28th, 2008Tuesday, October 28, 2008 8:59 on
” The approvals will be granted more quickly than is anticipated, we believe that in three years, maybe even faster, our planes will use this type of fuel,” he claimed.
Darrin Morgan stated that the new fuel does not involve changes to the Boeing model, but the biggest problem would be agricultural crops from which will be made the new fuel. To feed the 13,000 commercial planes with fuel obtained from soy beans, would be necessary that a lend area, with sizes comparable with the European continent to be cultivated soy beans only for this purpose.
Today, Virgin Atlantic and Air France-KLM airlines, tests the biofuel. Willie Walsh, executive director of British Airways, has classified this as a populist measure.
On the other hand, those who oppose to these measures invoke the fact that food prices will increase considerably if the land will be used only to obtain fuel. Another signal of alarm is pulled by those who believe that this will lead to deforestation, wider than in the present.
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