01 Jul '11, 9am

Jet biofuel industry moving fast: KLM flight to be followed by Thomson Airways:

Thomson Airways looks set to win the race to become the first British airline to operate a flight using a blend of conventional and biofuel, after announcing that a flight from Birmingham to Palma on July 28 will use the new fuel. The company, which is owned by tour operator TUI Travel, said that subject to final safety clearance the flight will operate using a 50:50 blend of A1 jet fuel and a biofuel processed from waste cooking oil supplied by Dutch firm SkyNRG. FURTHER READING KLM to transport passengers on chip fat Khosla-backed biofuels firm closes $150m IPO Weekly flights using the fuel will then commence from September, initially covering the Birmingham-Palma route before switching to Birmingham to Alicante flights later in the year. Thomson managing director Chris Browne said the flight later this month would represent the first step in a wider biofuels strategy fo...

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