India’s first BioJet fuel test flight lands in Delhi

The country’s first ever BioJet fuel run flight landed in Delhi today. An official statement said the flight was operated by SpiceJet from Dehradun to Delhi with Bombardier Q400 plane.

Officials regulatory agencies, including the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), were on board this flight.

A Spicejet statement said the company intends to undertake operations using a blend of 75% aviation turbine fuel and 25% of BioJet fuel.

The BioJet fuel is made of Jatropha crop and developed by the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum. This has potential of reducing carbon footprint by 15%, the statement added.

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