November 23, 2009

Flight of the green jet fuel

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines operated today its first ever passenger flight powered by sustainable biokerosene.

According to the company, it has been involved in bio-kerosene research since 2007. Honeywell's UOP, whose process technology was used to produced the green fuel, said that one engine of the Boeing 747 used by KLM was powered by a fuel mixture consisting of a 50/50 mix of the green jet fuel and traditional petroleum-derived jet fuel.

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