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Consumption, Eco-Aviation

First Boeing 787 Dreamliner green bio-fuel flight underway

ANA9397 the delivery flight of a brand new All Nippon Airways (ANA) Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner is making aviation history as it flies to its destination, Tokyo’s Haneda airport, today.

It is the first time a 787 Dreamliner has flown powered, at least in part, by sustainable biofuels.

The delivery flight between Boeing’s Delivery Center in Everett, Wash. and Tokyo Haneda Airport is also the first ever transpacific biofuel flight.

The 787 is flying with biofuel made mainly from used cooking oil and is expect to emit an estimated 30% less CO2 emissions when compared to today’s similarly-sized airplanes. Of the reduction in greenhouse gasses, about 10 percent can be attributed to the use of biofuel.

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