First bio-fuel flight lifts off in Mexico

Mexico’s domestic air carrier Interjet and Airbus on Saturday carried out the first bio-fuel demo flight using an Airbus A320 plane, a government official said.
Gilberto Lopez Meyer, Mexico’s director of airports and auxiliary services, said one of the two engines powering the aircraft used 30 percent bio-fuel as the A320 flew from Mexico City International airport to Angel Albino Corzo of Tuxtla Gutierrez airport in the southern state of Chiapas.
The fuel is made from a locally grown oil-producing plant, jatropha. “The test flight is the realization of a two year ambition for Interjet to develop a production chain for renewable bio-fuel, with the purpose of creating a Mexican platform for sustainable aviation bio-kerosene,” Interjet President Miguel Aleman said in a press release on Fr…

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