Pure Sky

Project Objective: 

Demonstrate viability of long-term test flights

Initiative Description: 

The Project will test the long-term impacts of biofuels on aircraft engines through a 6 month trial of a 50/50 jetfuel mix.  The fuel will be tested on a dedicated A320 flying the Hamburg-Frankfurt-Hamburg sector.  

The A320 will make four round trips each day, with one of the engines flying on a 50/50 mix of biofuels, and the other flying on Jet A-1.  Engines will be examined regularly to identify any performance issues with the biofuels.  

The plane will be filled up at Hamburg Airport only, using a NesteOil produced HRJ jetfuel once the fuel has been approved.  The fuel will be produced primarily for Jatropha, utilising existing technologies and plants.

Key Stakeholders Involved: 
Biorefineries
Oil Companies
Airlines
Region: 
Africa
Asia
Europe
Regional Scope: 

Two city airports

Partners: 
Lufthansa, Neste Oil
Country: 
Germany
Type of Feedstock: 
Jatropha