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Lufthansa to become first airline to run regular biofuel flights

12 July 2011

Lufthansa has become the first airline to run regular commercial flights powered partially with biofuel.

Airlines have flown many demonstration biofuel flights, but Lufthansa’s LH013 11:15am Hamburg to Frankfurt flight will start the first passenger service to run on a blend of biofuel and conventional fuel.

The company will use the novel fuel mix for six months on eight of its 28 daily 50-minute flights between the two German cities – a distance of 244 miles each way. The German airline says the 1,200 flights will save 1,500 tonnes of CO2.

source: Guardian.co.uk

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