Test the use of biofuels in turbo props
In Canada, Bombardier is working with Porter Airlines to complete the first biofuel trial on a Q400 turboprop in early 2012. Led by Targeted Growth Canada, the project consortium will demonstrate camelina-based biofuel supplied by Sustainable Oils. Other partners are Q400 engine supplier Pratt & Whitney and Honeywell subsidiary UOP. Funding is provided by the consortium partners, Sustainable Development Technologies Canada (SDTC) and Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN).
One-two test flights