December 3, 2010

Biofuels on commercial flights in 2011

German airlines Lufthansa announced on Monday that it will start using bio-kerosene on April 2011 for commercial flights on Hamburg-Frankfurt route. The six-month trial with an Airbus A321 will use a 50-50 mix of traditional kerosene and Finland-based Neste Oil's renewable diesel NExBTL made from hydrotreated vegetable oil (I'm assuming feedstock could be rapeseed oil or palm oil).

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