Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

August 1, 2013

Purdue jet to use biofuel for flight to air show


The Associated Press

West Lafayette —

A Purdue University jet will be powered in part by a biofuel when it flies to Wisconsin for an air show.

The university says one of the Embraer Phenom 100 jet's Pratt & Whitney engines will be filled with conventional jet aviation fuel for the journey Friday while the other will contain a biofuel blend prepared by the Air Force.

Purdue Air Transport Institute for Environmental Sustainability co-director David Stanley says the flight represents an important milestone toward the long-term vision of operating a green training fleet at Purdue.

The demonstration flight to the AirVenture in Oshkosh is intended to try to accelerate interest in biofuel use in the Midwest.