Canada’s National Research Council (NRC) has flown a Dassault Falcon 20 with one engine burning 100% unblended biofuel produced from carinata, an inedible oil seed crop. Previous biojet flights have used a maximum 50% blend with conventional kerosene, but the fuel’s developers say its hydrocarbon makeup is almost indistinguishable from petroleum-based jet fuel. For the Oct. 29 flight over Ottawa, Applied Research Associates (ARA) and Chevron Lummus Global partnered with the NRC, U.S. Air ...

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