Of course everyone at the airline is busy patting one another on the back, as they are quite excited about the successful test. However, we really wonder if this green technology is really going to improve any airline’s dependence on fossil fuels. We’ve seen several airlines do this before, and maybe we’re just impatient, but it seems like it’s just a publicity stunt at this point.
After all, the airlines are going to need some pretty large farms to grow loads of camelina—that’s the magical plant that produces this new earth friendly airplane juice. We’ll try our best to stay optimistic; however, if things are going to eventually work out the airlines will need to get approval to use the biofuel mixture in commercial flights. This approval is expected to come later in 2010, and will probably bring along some sort of fee for the pleasure of flying aboard a green flight.
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