KLM to boldly test the first biofuel passenger flight

KLM airlinesTaking airline passenger flights to a new height, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will test their first passenger-filled flight on November 23rd, using a 50-50 mix of biofuel and regular fuel.

With the aviation industry’s recent commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this is a big step forward.

KLM to use camellias to produce biofuel for their test flight

KLM to use camellias to produce biofuel for their test flight

KLM plans to use biofuel made from camellia crops, which don’t impact the food chain and don’t require large amounts of water or fertilizers. The bigger “plus” is this biofuel produces 84 percent less emission than other jet fuel.  That’s a pretty dramatic decrease.

You can be sure the aviation industry will be watching this test closely. If all goes well, and we hope it does, this could be the beginning of a big shift other airlines will be sure to follow.

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