By Renewable Energy Focus staff
The Honeywell-operated Gulfstream G450 flew on a 50/50 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-based jet fuel, powering one of the aircraft’s Rolls-Royce engines.
The biofuel was derived from camelina, grown and harvested by Sustainable Oils in the US.
“This first biofuel trip across the Atlantic, along with more than a dozen other commercial and military test flights conducted to date, demonstrates that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel more than meets the demanding requirements for air travel,” says Jim Rekoske, Vice President and General Manager of Renewable Energy and Chemicals for Honeywell’s UOP.
“Now that the initial ASTM International approval is in place, we are one step closer to commercial use that will help the aviation community reduce its carbon footprint and dependence on crude.”