Sunday, December 28, 2008

Nut Fuel

Crop this: Virgin takes off with nut-fuel

Oil usually used in lip balms has helped power a Virgin Atlantic jumbo jet into history as the first commercial airliner to be partly-run on biofuel - and Air New Zealand is tipped to follow within months.

But the Virgin flight from London to Amsterdam - powered by a biofuel made from babassu nuts and coconut oil - has been condemned as "high altitude greenwash" by Greenpeace. read full story

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