A jumbo jet powered by fuel made from nut oil made a two-hour test flight yesterday as part of a US-Chinese renewable energy partnership.

The Boeing 747 landed at Beijing Capital International Airport at 9:30am after burning more than 10 tons of biofuel.

After the test, Zhang Hongying, an official with the Civil Aviation Administration of China, said that biofuel is now ready to be used for commercial flights. The companies that jointly developed the fuel - Boeing Co, Honeywell UOP, Chinese oil company PetroChina Ltd and Air China Ltd - say a commercial biofuel should be available in three to five years.

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