Biofuel from Tobacco: an Italian invention

Jul 28, 2016 816

On July 15, for the first time, South African Airways completed a flight using a biofuel made from tobacco. The one-way flight carried 300 passengers from Johannesburg to Cape Town using 6,300 liters of biofuel.

Thanks to the research of the biochemists of Sunchem, the Italian enterprise who has developed a process to extract biofuel from tobacco seeds, we are witnessing what could be a turning point for commercial aviation. The environmental impact deriving from it could be considerably reduced by using this special biofuel, which could also give work to a lot of people.

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