Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sasol Flies First Synthetic Fuel Plane

Sasol flew the world's first passenger aircraft using the company's own developed and internationally approved fully synthetic jet fuel, it said yesterday.

"The fuel, produced by the Sasol proprietary coal to liquid process, is the world's only fully synthetic jet fuel to have received international approval as a commercial aviation turbine fuel," it said.

The flight went from Johannesburg to Cape Town. Sasol said the approval process was stringent as the fuel had to meet with the strict specifications of global aviation authorities making the country a pioneer in green technology.