Airbus, Rolls-Royce to build hybrid aircraft engines
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Airbus, Rolls-Royce to build hybrid aircraft engines

Airbus, Rolls-Royce to build hybrid aircraft engines

European aerospace firm EADS, maker of Airbus aircraft, and engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce are working to build a passenger aircraft that would produce 75% less carbon dioxide than a typical plane. The designers, who are using a similar principle to the hybrid engines used in some Toyota cars, are hoping to make planes less dependent on kerosene-based fuels. "We have already proved that it is technically possible to fly with Algae Oil. Now we need to demonstrate that the industrial production of algae-based biofuel is both ecologically and economically viable," said chief technical officer of EADS, Jean Botti.

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