19 Jun '12, 8pm

Air Canada Flew Plane Using 50% Cooking Oil Biofuel for First Time

Air Canada Flew Plane Using 50% Cooking Oil Biofuel for First Time

Did It Smell Like French Fries? We wrote about Alaska Airline doing some test flights with a mix of 20% biofuel made from cooking oil , and it now seems like Air Canada upped the ante with a test-flight using 50% biofuel also made from cooking oil. Yesterday, before the plane took off, Air Canada wrote: "Flight AC991 from Toronto to Mexico City is expected to generate at least 40 per cent fewer emissions by using jet fuel derived from recycled cooking oil and through other fuel-saving measures, making it the most environmentally-friendly flight ever flown by Air Canada. The flight is supported by Airbus and is part of an environmental demonstration by the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) to coincide with the Rio +20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development." © Air Canada The flight took place today and as far as I can tell, everything went as ex...

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/aviation/air-canada-flew-50-coo...

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