Lufthansa begins world’s first regular biofuel flights

Posted by Rumin Mann
July 20th, 2011

Lufthansa, Europe’s second-largest airline, became the first carrier in the world to offer regular scheduled flights running on biofuel, with four daily round trips between Hamburg and Frankfurt.

The airline will use a biofuel blend using 50 per cent so- called hydrotreated renewable jet fuel, Lufthansa said. The fuel is made from feedstocks including inedible plants and wood chips. Lufthansa will fly an Airbus A321 on the services.

Air France-KLM Group, Europe’s biggest airline, operated the world’s first commercial biofuel flight last month, using a blend of recycled cooking oil to drive a Boeing 737-800. Finnair plans to test planes between Amsterdam and Helsinki.

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