Rolls-Royce and British Airways launch alternative fuel trial

Rolls-Royce and British Airways announced the start of a scientific test programme to investigate the viability of alternative fuels for the aviation industry. The in-depth study will seek to identify practical alternatives to the current industry-standard fuel kerosene, with the potential to make real reductions to the carbon footprint of aircraft.

The companies will initiate a joint tender process, inviting suppliers to offer alternative fuel samples for testing on a Rolls-Royce RB211 engine from a British Airways Boeing 747. The tests will be carried out on an indoor engine test bed at the Rolls-Royce facility in Derby, UK.

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