Boeing 757 Flies Cross-Country on Green Diesel Fuel Blend

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Boeing 757 ecoJetUsing a blend of 95% petroleum jet fuel and 5% green diesel fuel made from waste animal fats, inedible corn oil and used cooking oil, Boeing Co.’s (NYSE: BA) ecoDemonstrator 757 flew from Seattle to Langley, Va., earlier this week. The green diesel fuel was provided by Diamond Green Diesel, a joint venture of Valero Energy Corp. (NYSE: VLO) and Darling Ingredients Inc. (NYSE: DAR).

This is not the first test flight for a plane using fuel from at least some renewable source. Last year Lufthansa flew two flights using a blend of 90% biodiesel and 10% jet fuel on commercial flights between Frankfurt and Berlin, and between Orlando, Fla., and São Paolo, Brazil. The biodiesel fuel was provided by Amyris Inc. (NASDAQ: AMRS).

Another U.S. renewable fuels maker, Gevo Inc. (NASDAQ: GEVO), recently received an endorsement from the National Marine Manufacturers Association for its renewable isobutanol fuel as a…

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