Cool break for biotechnology!
On Tuesday, an Air New Zealand airplane successfully completed
a flight that used a hybrid veggie oil fuel.
This biofuel could lower airplane emissions and cut costs, according to airline reps.
One engine of a Boeing 747-400 airplane was powered by a 50-50 blend of oil from jatropha plants and standard A1 jet fuel.
There's been a real push this year for alternative fuels by airlines, which were slammed by super high oil costs earlier in the year.