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Happy New Year!

Posted in environmental science with tags , , , , on January 1, 2009 by airtightnoodle

Happy New Year to all!

Here’s a news snippet to start off the new year in a sciencey fashion:

An Air New Zealand Boeing 747 flew for two hours on Dec. 30 with one of its four engines powered by a 50-50 mixture of jet fuel and jatropha oil, the airline said in a statement…Jatropha is a plant that grows up to three metres and produces inedible fruits, which contain the oil.

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