Biofuel-powered, Laser-loaded Boeing Plane of the Future Visits FedEx Hub

Apr 25, 2018 8:00 AM ET

Powered by 100 percent biofuel, FedEx's Boeing 777 ecoDemonstrator celebrated Earth Day with a stop at the shipping giant's Memphis hub. The 777 will spend the next few months as a flying technology testbed for development of innovations to help improve environmental performance.

The 777 ecoDemonstrator is the first commercial aircraft to fly on 100 percent biofuel-- aircraft today fly on a 50 percent blend. As such, capabilities developed through Boeing's ecoDemonstrator program, including the use of 100 percent biofuel, contributes to FedEx's goal of powering its fleet with 30 percent biofuel by 2030.