"I congratulate the aerospace team at the
National Research Council of Canada for
achieving today’s milestone in aviation
history," said the Honourable Gary Goodyear,
Minister of State (Science and Technology).
"This is a perfect example of how government and
industry work together to bridge the gap between
Canadian innovation and commercialization. The
NRC, through our government’s investments, helps
support the Canadian economy by enabling its
partners to develop and bring effective
sustainable energy solutions to market."
The biofuel flowed into the engine of the Falcon
20 - one of NRC’s specifically equipped and best
suited jet for this challenge – as it flew over
the sky of Canada’s capital. A second aircraft,
the T-33, tailed the Falcon in flight and
collected valuable information on the emissions
generated by the biofuel. The Dassault Falcon 20
is a French business jet and was the first of a
family of business jets built by Dassault
Research experts at the National Research
Council will analyze this information to better
understand the environmental impact of biofuel.
Preliminary results are expected to be released
in the following weeks.
biofuel used for this flight was transformed by
Applied Research Associates and Chevron Lummus
Global, using oilseed crops commercialized by
Agrisoma Bioscience Inc. This aviation
initiative is funded by the Government of
Canada’s Clean Transportation Initiatives and
the Green Aviation Research and Development