In Reno, NV the first flight powered by 100% biodiesel took place two weeks ago with the Bio Jet.
The Bio Jet is the creation of Green Flight International and although it has flown in the past with a mixture of jet fuel and biodiesel, last week was the first time, that it flew with only biodiesel. The plane is a L-29 military aircraft and this is what the founders of Green Flight International had to say in response to their concept:
“Out of concern for our global environment, Green Flight International was conceived by Douglas Rodante in April 2006 to serve as a platform for future development in the use of environmentally-friendly fuels in aviation and elsewhere. “It is imperative that the global community take immediate steps to reduce our carbon footprint, because we can no longer afford to wait while our environment continues to degrade.” said Rodante. “By implementing even a small amount of bio-degradable fuel in our transportation system we can significantly reduce the CO2 (greenhouse gasses) and NOx (the precursor to smog) that contribute to global warming.”