South African Airways Launches Tobacco-based Bio-fuel Flights

History has been made in Africa's aviation industry. The first passenger flights using bio-fuel have made the trip between Johannesburg and Cape Town. The plane burns organic fuel extracted from a nicotine-free tobacco plant called Solaris. The endeavor is the result of a two-and a-half-year partnership between national carrier SAA, Boeing, and bio-fuel producers SRK-Energy and Sunchem.
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