20/10/2007 (Energy Bangla) - Boeing Europe, Russia and Middle Asia Commercial Planes Sales vice president Marlin Dailey expressed that they were environmental conscious and have been studying on green fuel using and realizing tests for a while. According to the plan, within five to 10 years, Boeing and Airbus jetliners could be flying the friendly green skies with a blend of fuel made from plants rather than petroleum.
The idea of replacing petrol with bio-fuel in cars is a significant trend in the car industry. Last year Ford announced a £1 billion research project to convert more of its vehicles to these new fuel sources.
The airline and its partners are testing up to eight bio-fuels to determine which is most effective at altitude. Ethanol, which is becoming an increasingly popular alternative to petrol in cars, has been rejected because it does not burn well in thin-oxygen environments.
This trend offers D-8's palm oil producer states such as Indonesia and Malaysia a good opportunity once realized. In D-8 Working Group meeting last year, in Jakarta, Indonesia, renewable energy using palm oil for bio-diesel was discussed seriously among member states. Malaysia and Indonesia are suppliers of palm oil in the world that can be applied for bio-diesel. This year, the Working Group of oil and gas will have a meeting in Cairo, Egypt.