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The First Commercial Flight Powered By Biofuel

This morning, a Virgin Atlantic 747 Jumbo Jet became the first commercial airplane to fly on biofuel. The short flight from London to Amsterdam used a blend of 20% coconut oil and babassu oil (kind of palm) mixed with 80% conventional jet fuel.

Capturing wind energy to power cargo ships

High energy prices and a desire to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, have led two German Companies to combine forces and try harness the oldest and cheapest source of energy - the wind.

World's Greenest Boat Also Aims To Be The Fastest

Shaped like an alien from outer space, Earthrace has been built to break the official 'Round the World Speed Record by a Powerboat'. The current record is about 75 days, Earthrace is hoping to do it in 65 days. However, unlike the other speedboat, Earthrace will do it using only 100% Biodiesel fuel.

Update on Bay Area Oil Spill

Things are looking a lot better for the residents and the birds of Northern California, twelve days after the 58,000 gallon oil spill near the Bay Bridge.

58,000 Gallon Oil Spill In San Francisco Bay

58,000 gallons of oil spilled into the San Francisco Bay on Wednesday morning, after a cargo ship hit the base of one of the towers of the Bay Bridge, causing a tear in the side of the ship and rupturing its fuel tanks.

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