Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways has operated its first flight powered by a mix of standard kerosene and biofuel produced in the emirate. The Boeing 787, powered GE GEnx-1B engines, operated an Abu Dhabi-Amsterdam service. The percentage of biofuel used is not precisely known, but was small, as production of the new fuel has just completed a pilot stage on a two-hectare site in Abu Dhabi. The significance of the fuel is that it is made from the seeds of the Salicornia plant, which does not ...

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