Lufthansa Fuels Up on Biofuel

Aircrafts will save approximately 1,500 pounds of CO2 emissions during the trial period
Lufthansa will be the first commercial airline to use biofuel. // © 2010 Skip ODonnell
Lufthansa will be the first commercial airline to use biofuel. // © 2010 Skip ODonnell

Beginning in April 2011, Lufthansa will be the first airline to use biofuel on its commercial flights during a six-month trial onboard its Airbus A321 aircraft on scheduled flights between Hamburg and Frankfurt, Germany. The government-funded biofuel project, named BurnFair, was developed by Lufthansa to conduct a long-term study on the effect of biofuel on engine maintenance and engine life. During the trial, one of the aircraft's engines will use a 50-50 mix of biofuel and
traditional kerosene.

"During the six-month trial period, Lufthansa will save approximately 1,500 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions," said Lufthansa chief Wolfgang Mayrhuber. "Lufthansa will be the world's first airline to conduct a long-term trial using biofuel during flight operations."

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