Which is the first Indian airline company that used biofuel as ATF in August 2018?
A. Jet Airways
C. Air India
E. None of the above/More than one of the above
Answer – D
Explanation: Spicejet flight powered by indigenously produced aviation biofuel based on patented technology of CSIR-IIP Dehradun was flagged off from Dehradun in aug 2018
CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum (IIP) manufactured 330 kg of biofuel for 45 minutes Dehradun-Delhi flight.
The flight burnt a mix of 75% traditional Aviation Turbine Fuel (ATF) and 25% oil extracted from the Jatropha plant. International standards permit a blend rate of upto 50% biofuel with ATF.