Boeing 787 Dreamliner completes US-Tokyo aviation biofuels test flight

April 20, 2012 |

In Washington State, Boeing and All Nippon Airways reported that a 787 Dreamliner flew for the first time powered in part by sustainable biofuels.  This was a delivery flight between Boeing’s Delivery Center in Everett, Washington and Tokyo Haneda Airport is also the first ever transpacific biofuel flight, using biofuel made mainly from used cooking oil and emitted an estimated 30 percent less CO2 emissions when compared to today’s similarly-sized airplanes.

Roughly 10% of the GHG reduction was due to the biofuels, and 20% to the technology and efficiency advancements offered by the Dreamliner.

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