Boeing Hydroplane Makes First 100% Biofuel Test Run

I have to admit that I've never really understood the appeal of hydroplane racing -- those really fast boats with jet engines on them -- but it's pretty cool nevertheless that Boeing's U-787 hydroplane just made a test run entirely powered by biofuel:The demonstration run took place at the Chevrolet Cup at Seafair in Seattle, with the U-787 driven by retired hydroplane racer Chip Hanauer.

Camelina + Jatropha + Algae
The feedstock used for the biofuel was 85% camelina (grown by Targeted Growth) , 14% jatropha, and 1% algae.

Same Fuel as Used on JAL Test Flight
This is the same biofuel mixture that was used on a JAL test flight back in January, that showed that biofuels can be more efficient that petroleum-based fuels in jet engines.

More: Renewable Energy World, King 5.com
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Tags: Biofuels | Boats | Renewable Energy | United States

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