Monday, February 18, 2008

Virgin Atlantic Biofuel Test Flight

Pretty cool little article about Virgin Atlantic's first test flight on biofuels. Apparently they will run one engine on 20% algae derived biofuel. This is a pretty major step forward. Branson, the owner of VA has pledged to have his entire fleet running on biofuels by (I believe) 2020. It's a pretty steep promise but he seems to be serious about it and it's getting it out there which is good. Better yet, algae based biofuels, which can be grown in tanks just about anywhere, have a tremendous amount of potential and won't add to global devastation ala what is currently going on with the biofuel craze. Let's hope this is only the beginning.

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