Obviously there haven’t been too many biofuel flights heading up and into the skies, but this is actually like the very first flight of its kind up in Canada. The Porter Airlines test flight was the first flight in Canada to utilize some ASTM—that’s the American Society for Testing and Materials—bio-derived jet fuel. The commercial flight will be doing its thing thanks to a 50/50 blend of regular airplane gas combined with the fancy stuff. The biofuel is derived from a couple different spots—just in case you want the recipe—it’s mostly camelina sativa with a sprinkle of brassica carinata.
It sounds like Porter Airlines is going to reveal a few more details regarding the flight over the next few weeks, so if you’re looking to fly yourself around on some green gas—stay tuned!