Jim Lane Biofuels Digest — November 6, 2009
In the Netherlands, KLM announced that it would become the first airline to test biofuels on a passenger flight. The company said that it would utilize a 50/50 mixture of camelina and standard jet fuel in a one-hour Boeing 747 flight on November 23 that would include, for the first time, a limited number of passengers.
KLM is a member of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group, which also includes includes Boeing, UOP, Air France, Air New Zealand, Alaska Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Tuifly, All Nippon Airways, Cargolux, Gulf Air, Japan Airlines, KLM, SAS and Virgin Atlantic Airways. The group was formed in September 2008.
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