Back in October, an L-29 military
aircraft named BioJet I powered by nothing but B100 biodiesel
made a successful flight
over Reno, Nevada. That short jaunt has now set the stage for something bigger: the first round-the-world flight powered by biodiesel. The pilot behind this undertaking is Doug Rodante
, and he's assembled a team called Green-Flight International
to help him use the cheaper and more environmentally-friendly biofuel
in his quest. The team is currently working on an FAA fuel test, according to this article
from WFTV. The next step should be a cross-country flight in May before heading off around the globe sometime next year.