Mexico flies first plane with bio-fuel

Mexico has carried out the country`s first flight using fuel made from plants in an Airbus A320 plane.

Mexico City: Mexico has carried out the country`s first flight using fuel made from plants in an Airbus A320 plane.

Domestic carrier Interjet and Airbus carried out the demo flight Saturday, said Gilberto Lopez Meyer, Mexico`s director of airports and auxiliary services.

One of the two engines powering the aircraft used 30 percent bio-fuel as the A320 plane flew from Mexico City International airport to Angel Albino Corzo of Tuxtla Gutierrez airport in southern Chiapas state, RIA Novosti reported.

The fuel was made from a locally grown oil-producing plant, jatropha.

Jatropha is crucial in efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emission and has the potential to reduce the overall carbon dioxide footprint by up to 80 percent over standard aviation kerosene, according to Airbus.

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