“Lufthansa has become the first airline in the world to use a biofuel mix on scheduled services. The German flag carrier used a 50/50 mix between jet fuel and “biosynthetic” fuel sources from jatropha, camelina plants and animal fats on the regular service between Hamburg and Frankfurt on Friday, and will continue to do so on Airbus 321 that will fly between the city four times a day over the next six months,” according to Climate Spectator.
“Lufthansa said the fuel, made by Finnish company Neste Oil, can be used without any modifications to aircraft or its engines. Lufthansa aims to use the $10 million trial as part of its drive to lower emissions as well as improve fuel efficiency beyond its current 4.2 litres per 100 passenger kilometers. Finnair is to soon begin use of biofuels on commercial flights between Amsterdam and Helsinki, while UK package carrier Thomson says it will also test green fuels on services between Birmingham and Palma from this September.”