It seems that there is now one more use for the Tobacco plant apart from getting people high.
South African Airways (SAA) has recently concluded a flight using jet fuel from a tobacco plant. According to the airline, it used 6,300 litres of bio jet fuel for a one-way trip to Cape Town from Johannesburg. This initiative was carried out in conjunction with plane maker Boeing Co. and jet-fuel producer SkyNRG.
“We want to be flying 50 percent of our airliners using biofuels by 2022,” Acting Chief Executive Officer Musa Zwane told reporters.
This is the airline’s first contribution towards the use of renewable resources for fuel.
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