Lufthansa ends aviation biofuels trials; cites fuel shortage

January 11, 2012 |

In Germany, Lufthansa has announced that its flight trial from Frankfurt to Washington on Jan. 12 will be its last using renewable jetfuel because it hasn’t been able to secure long-term sources of the biofuel. With this flight alone, Lufthansa expects to reduce CO2 emissions by 38 tonnes, equivalent to the CO2 emissions of six scheduled flights between Frankfurt and Berlin.  In all, 1,187 biofuel flights were operated between Hamburg and Frankfurt. According to initial calculations, CO2 emissions were reduced by 1,471 tonnes. Total consumption of the biokerosene mix amounted to 1,556 tonnes.

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