Boeing Planes Will Run On Biofuel

By on October 28th, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 8:59

In about 3 years planes will run on biofuels, said the Boeing representatives. Darrin Morgan, an expert in environmental issues said that now is expected licenses for the use of biofuels.

” 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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2 Responses to “Boeing Planes Will Run On Biofuel”

  1. Alternative Energy says:

    June 8th, 2009 at 1:15 am

    Since this article was written, what progress has been made? What about the research into biofuel from Algae?

  2. home made wind generators says:

    June 27th, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Awesome story !! Will definitely come back again soon

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