The blend of fuel was 50% Jet A-1, and 50% Jatropha oil. The Jatropha plant is grown extensively in India, and bio-diesel is slowly inching its way in to the market. I have opined before, that airlines in India, who are constantly complaining about the cost of fuel should strongly consider the bio-fuel option.
More details can be found at Air New Zealand’s website.
TV NZ has an article along with a video report, which I reproduce below as a convenience to Bangalore Aviation readers.
Read more articles on biofuel at Bangalore Aviation.