Commercial flight using cooking oil biofuel

Data / date: 10/11/11 Sem comentarios / No Comments

The first commercial flight running on biofuel derived from cooking oil took off today 9 / 11 from  Seattle, United States.

The Alaska Airlines announced that it will use biofuel prepared by Dynamic Fuels, a mixture containing 20% of cooking oil and 80% traditional jet fuel.

Lufthansa was the first European airlines to use biofuel and United Airlines was the first American company to make a commercial flight with biofuel made ​​from algae, last Monday.

The UN agency for Industrial Development UNIDO, signed on 3 November an agreement with  Quinvita to support the increased use to produce bio-energy crops.

Biofuel works the same way that the average fuel used by aircraft, but is much less polluting. Think about it!

Source: Treehugger/UN