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Their New Materials

Their New Materials | Aircraft Mechanic-aspect 2 and 3 | Scoop.it
Using the latest alloys and composites is only part of the answer for today's manufacturers.
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Planes are becoming very light weight because of composite materials and carbon fibers.

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Boeing examines "green diesel" as a sustainable aviation biofuel

Boeing examines "green diesel" as a sustainable aviation biofuel | Aircraft Mechanic-aspect 2 and 3 | Scoop.it
Over the past few years, we've heard about green airliners running on a mixture of jet fuel and biofuels made from things like plants and recycled cooking...
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Green diesel can help reduce emisions in aircraft and cars and trucks.

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Navy Tests Biofuel Powered Green Hornet F/A-18

http://airboyd.tv Courtesy: NAVAIR/U.S. Department of Defense The Navy celebrated Earth Day on April 22 by showcasing a flight test of the Green Hornet, an F...
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The military has noticed the importance of biofuels to power their aircraft and other engines that can be made easily in a few days.

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Biofuels for Jet Engines

While electric and hybrid vehicles are reducing our Nation's reliance on fossil fuels, not even the newest battery technologies have the energy density neede...
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Biofuel breakthrough: Quick cook method turns algae into oil

Biofuel breakthrough: Quick cook method turns algae into oil | Aircraft Mechanic-aspect 2 and 3 | Scoop.it

can It looks like Mother Nature was wasting her time with a multimillion-year process to produce crude oil.

 

Image credit: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Intertidal_greenalgae.jpg

 

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http://phys.org/news/2012-10-biofuel-breakthrough-quick-cook-method.html

 


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Algae can quickly be turned into crude oil instead of waiting millions of years for it to be produced naturally.

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Sustainable aviation biofuels - Air Transport Action Group (ATAG)

Sustainable aviation biofuels - Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) | Aircraft Mechanic-aspect 2 and 3 | Scoop.it
The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG) is an independent coalition of
organisations and companies throughout the air transport industry that have united to support infrastructure improvements in an environmentally-responsible manner. ATAG is a not-for-profit association
based in Geneva, Switzerland with some 80 members worldwide.
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Indonesia’s flag carrier wants all aircraft on biofuel by 2015

Indonesia’s flag carrier wants all aircraft on biofuel by 2015 | Aircraft Mechanic-aspect 2 and 3 | Scoop.it
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Countries are already trying to get their aircraft powered by biofuels.

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Surprisingly, Airplanes More Energy Efficient Than Cars - SustainableBusiness.com

Surprisingly, Airplanes More Energy Efficient Than Cars - SustainableBusiness.com | Aircraft Mechanic-aspect 2 and 3 | Scoop.it
SustainableBusiness.com Surprisingly, Airplanes More Energy Efficient Than Cars SustainableBusiness.com "Fuel economy must improve 57% (from the current average of 23.8 mpg) in order for light-duty vehicles to match the current energy efficiency of...
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On the Horizon, Planes Powered by Plant Fuel

On the Horizon, Planes Powered by Plant Fuel | Aircraft Mechanic-aspect 2 and 3 | Scoop.it

The use of jet fuel from renewable sources is now well demonstrated, but it costs more than double what fuel made from petroleum does, according to airlines, aircraft companies and suppliers. One way to cut the cost may be to tinker with the plants that biofuel is made from. Take jatropha, for example. Lufthansa said last week that it had completed a series of more than 800 flights by an Airbus A321 that shuttled between Hamburg and Frankfurt while burning a 50 percent biofuel mix in one of its two engines. The biofuel was derived partly from jatropha, a tropical shrub with an oil-rich nut, and it cost about two and a half times what ordinary petroleum-based fuel does.


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Biofuel is a renewable fuel that can be made cheaply and still be as powerful as jet fuel made from kerosene.

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Aviation Now Update Bulletin - QANTAS BIO FUEL FLIGHT

AN - 13 April 2012. FiveDME were at Adelaide Airport today for the arrival of the first commercial bio fuel filght in Australia to Adelaide Airport. One engi...
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The biofuel used in this aircraft was more economical and had less emissions than the standard jet fuel that is used across the world today.

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