Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ will be used in the world’s first comprehensive test program using a new natural oil derived from brassica carinata, a non-food industrial crop specifically designed for biofuel production. Additionally, the flight program will test biofuel blends that contain higher amounts of biofuel than the standard 50/50 mix of biofuel to petroleum fuel used in the aviation industry today.
The test flights will be completed this spring in Canada with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) Institute for Aerospace Research and biofeedstock supplier Agrisoma Biosciences, Inc. In addition to validating the brassica carinata as a viable source for biofuels, the flights will collect valuable inflight emissions data utilizing a trailing aircraft.
“This is a unique program of test flights, given that we are using a new feedstock to produce the Honeywell Green Jet Fuel, and it will be used in higher ratio than before,” said Jim Rekoske, vice president and general manager of the Honeywell UOP’s Renewable Energy and Chemicals business unit. “Additionally, the collection of in-flight emission will allow for further verification of the superior environmental performance of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel.”