Air New Zealand has completed the first of a series of test flights using a 50-50 blend of jet fuel and the oil of jatropha plant seeds.
Message Posted: Dec 31, 2008 12:28:28 PM
Biofuel flight uses second generation biofuel
Second Generation Biofuel
"....Jatropha is a plant that grows to approximately three metres high and produces seeds that contain inedible lipid oil that is used to produce fuel. Each seed produces between 30 and 40 percent of its mass in oil and jatropha can be grown in a range of difficult conditions, including arid and otherwise non-arable areas, leaving prime areas available for food crops...."