The fuel will be used to propel a demo flight – Azul E195 powered by GE’s CF34-10E engines.

Called Azul+Verde (meaning a Greener Blue) the demo flight is set to take place on 19th June 2012. It would be part of the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

Renewable jet fuel developed by Amyris is compliant with Jet A/A-1 fuel specifications and is expected to give similar performance like conventional jet fuel.

It is produced using sugarcane, of which large scale cultivation is possible in Brazil and other tropical countries.

The fuel will now have to be authorized by the National Civil Aviation Agency of Brazil.