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IN PICS: India’s first-ever BioJet fuel aircraft test flight by SpiceJet

SpiceJet on Monday successfully conducted India’s first-ever BioJet Fuel powered flight.

Aug 28, 2018, 03:24 PM IST
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SpiceJet on Monday successfully conducted India’s first-ever BioJet Fuel powered flight. The airline successfully undertook the flight on the Dehradun-Delhi route.  (PTI)

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SpiceJet used its Bombardier Q400 aircraft for this flight. (IANS)

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SpiceJet is the only airline in India to explore aerial operations powered by BioJet fuel. (IANS)

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Ajay Singh-led SpiceJet intends to undertake operations using a blend of 75% of aviation turbine fuel (ATF) and 25% of BioJet fuel, which has the potential of reducing carbon footprint by 15%. (PTI)

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Made from Jatropha crop, the fuel has been developed by the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP). The advantage of using BioJet fuel as compared to ATF is that it reduces carbon emissions and enhances fuel efficiency.