Carrier hopes Boeing 747 test will offer way to cut greenhouse gases
TOKYO - Japan Airlines said Monday it plans a test flight of a Boeing 747 partially powered by biofuel by early next year as a way to cut greenhouse gas emissions.
The airline, known as JAL, will use a biofuel mixed with kerosene in one of four engines on the jet, with the three remaining engines powered by ordinary jet fuel or kerosene, it said in a statement.
The carrier said it plans to use a new generation of biofuel made of non-edible materials to avoid using potential food sources. It said it would announce more details in August.
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