Half a Plane Flown Using Algae Juice

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One of the two engines of this plane is running on biofuel derived from algae. And it managed to stay in the air.

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The only modification required to switch the EADS demonstrator to the eco-friendly fuel was a slight tightening of the engine injection nozzles, due to the algae-juice producing more explosive power than standard JET-A1 fuel. The biggest problem facing the EADS demo plane at the moment is simply finding enough algae fuel—the Farnborough flight nearly didn't happen due to a global lack of algae- breeders and refiners. [The Engineer]

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If we can't find the resources to power the two engines of a single plane, how are we going to implement this 'awesome bio energy' for the entire world?