Wednesday 19 May 2021

Cooking oil fuels transatlantic flight

Cooking oil fuels transatlantic flight

Air France-KLM has powered a flight between Paris-Charles de Gaulle airport, France and Montreal, Canada using cooking oil as fuel.

A partnership between the airline, Total, Groupe ADP and Airbus led to what is claimed to be the first long-haul flight powered by sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

The use of the fuel is believed to have prevented the emission of 20 tonnes of carbon dioxide.

Benjamin Smith, Chief Executive Officer of Air France-KLM, said: "For many years, the Air France-KLM Group has been committed to reducing its environmental footprint. Together with the renewal of our fleet, sustainable aviation fuels constitute our main lever in the medium-term for reducing our carbon dioxide emissions per passenger/kilometre by half by 2030."

Patrick Pouyanné, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Total, added: "By directly reducing the carbon intensity of the energy products used by our aviation industry customers, we are actively working with them to achieve our ambition to get to net zero by 2050, together with society.”

Written by

Bruna Pinhoni

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