Bombardier will utilise a Q400 turboprop owned by Canadian airline Porter Airways to conduct a biofuel test program by 2012.
The program, which is being led by Target Growth Canada in association with Sustainable Oils and Honeywell UOP, is targeting a camelina-derived biofuel for its test flight. Funding for the project is being provided by the partners as well as by Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), and Green Aviation Research & Development Network (GARDN).
“The Q400 aircraft is already one of the greenest regional aircraft in service around the world, and this test program provides Bombardier and the partners an opportunity to further the industry’s biofuel efforts and ultimately help reach its emissions reduction targets,” said Helene V. Gagnon, vice president, Public Affairs, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility for Bombardier Aerospace.
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