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Green Flight International Takes Off

 - Oct 13, 2007
References: greenflightinternational & psfk
The world's first biodiesel jet made its innaugural flight, taking off from the Reno airport just last week.

As fuel prices soar, the aviation industry has been pushing towards more efficient engines... the concept of using biodiesel advances that effort dramatically.

The jet was an old Czechoslovakian L-29 military aircraft which had originally been made to run off a variety of fuels.

Rudi Wiedemann, the president of Biodiesel Solutions, told the press, "This test program between Green Flight International and Biodiesel Solutions was a unique and exciting opportunity to show what can be done in renewable fuels... The very idea of using 100% biodiesel to fly a jet aircraft makes a compelling statement about the possibilities for the future of renewable energy and a healthier planet.”