A Honeywell-operated Gulfstream G450 became the first business jet to fly from North America to Europe with a 50/50 blend of biofuel last week when it arrived at the Paris air show. One of its Rolls-Royce engines was powered with 100% petroleum-based jet fuel. Nevertheless, use of the biofuel derived from camelina on the flight—unofficially tagged “Pond Scum One” by irreverent observers—saved approximately 5.5 metric tons of net carbon dioxide emissions compared with the same flight powered ...


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