Though the country\u2019s first biofuel-powered flight was tested with the landing of a SpiceJet\u2019s aircraft in the Capital from Dehradun on Monday, the commercial use of biofuel in the aviation sector is still some years away. Road transport and highways minister Nitin Gadkari said the government is working on a policy for biojet fuel use in the aviation sector but what is available currently is not enough for commercial operations. \u201cWe are still far away from commercial operation of flight by biojet fuel. It was a technology demonstration and turned out to be successful. We are working towards a policy for it. We have to first ensure that there is mass production of biofuel,\u201d Gadkari explained. He was supported by experts. \u201cThe bio fuel was prepared in a lab. Clearly, it is not enough for commercial operations. We need tonnes of oil seeds for it,\u201d IIP director Anjan Kumar Ray said while adding that it took six months of preparations to conduct this test flight. Civil aviation minister Suresh Prabhu said the use of biofuel would be promoted under the proposed aviation action plan. \u201cThe aviation action plan, laying the foundation for the growth of aviation sector, will prioritise biofuel. It is cost-friendly and protects the environment. It will be given special emphasis going forward,\u201d he said. SpiceJet chairman and managing director Ajay Singh said the use of biojet fuel could deliver savings of around 15-20% on ATF for airlines. \u201cThe biojet fuel has the potential to reduce cost of aviation in India by 15-20%. It can bring down \u00a0fares for consumers as well apart reducing carbon emissions,\u201d Singh told reporters. On Monday, a bombardier Q400 plane, having a blend of 75% aviation turbine fuel (ATF) and 25% biojet fuel, took off from Uttarakhand\u2019s capital Dehradun for a successful landing at the capital's Indira Gandhi International airport. The biojet fuel used in the test aircraft was made of jatropha crop which is an oil producing seed. Biofuel refers to the fuel produced directly or indirectly from organic matter such as agricultural residues, edible oils and municipal waste. The Netherlands\u2019 KLM was the first airline in the world to execute a commercial flight with bikher fuels in 2011. The carrier offers a daily flight from Los Angeles to Amsterdam using the alternative energy source. As per international norm, up to 50% of biofuel is allowed to mix with the traditional fuel for the aviation industry.