KLM To Use Recycled Frying Oil To Fuel Flights

800px-Klm.fokker.f100.ph-ofg.arpKLM airlines are going green, well, at least for some flights. BBC reports:

The Dutch airline KLM says it plans to use recycled cooking oil on 200 flights between Paris and Amsterdam.

The fuel, biokerosene, is derived from used frying oil, which has to be tested to meet the same technical specifications as traditional kerosene.

Airlines are under EU pressure to cut their carbon emissions by 3% by 2012.

KLM’s interest in biofuels dates back to 2009, when it ran a test flight carrying 40 people, including the then Dutch economics affairs minister.

The 90-minute flight was majority powered by traditional aviation fuel, with just one of the its four engines powered 50% by biofuel.

Future flights will use half traditional kerosene and half biofuel.

[Continues at BBC News]

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  • JoiquimCouteau

    The birth of the fastfood-aeronautics complex…

  • Anonymous

    The birth of the fastfood-aeronautics complex…

  • Widelynarrow

    yeah, cool, but, i know, as most people are aware, making clever secondary use of vegetable oil still produces a comparable amount of pollution, and so, as ever, i’m wondering about the use of the phrase ‘going green’.   anyways, i guess this constitutes a new and rather extreme form of recycling and if nothing else, it’s a very impressive gimmick.  my goodness, i feel cynical.

  • Widelynarrow

    yeah, cool, but, i know, as most people are aware, making clever secondary use of vegetable oil still produces a comparable amount of pollution, and so, as ever, i’m wondering about the use of the phrase ‘going green’.   anyways, i guess this constitutes a new and rather extreme form of recycling and if nothing else, it’s a very impressive gimmick.  my goodness, i feel cynical.

  • Anonymous

    Great now I have to worry about my luggage smelling like it’s been deep fried.

  • SF2K01

    Great now I have to worry about my luggage smelling like it’s been deep fried.

  • KxBk6U

    If this works out, I wonder if they’ll change their logo to a french fry.

  • KxBk6U

    If this works out, I wonder if they’ll change their logo to a french fry.

  • Anonymous

    I knew a guy who ran his pick-up truck with recycled frying oil. It really did smell like french fries and gave me a craving for the “good old days” when I thought Mickey D’s was the shit. 

    As it turns out, it really was shit. 

    On a nutritional note, it’s pretty appalling to realize just how much frying oil is used in food prep -so much that we can actually use it as a jet fuel.  

  • GoodDoktorBad

    I knew a guy who ran his pick-up truck with recycled frying oil. It really did smell like french fries and gave me a craving for the “good old days” when I thought Mickey D’s was the shit. 

    As it turns out, it really was shit. 

    On a nutritional note, it’s pretty appalling to realize just how much frying oil is used in food prep -so much that we can actually use it as a jet fuel.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WNJWE7A3AKKY265BO3SA44ATAA Clifford Powell

    Fuel price is rising up. Airline industry is facing the problem of fuel cost. Most of the airlines are trying to provide cheap tickets,So they are finding alternatives to compensate with fuel cost. So they are trying to use cooking oil for engine. Hope this work to maintain the fares of airlines.
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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WNJWE7A3AKKY265BO3SA44ATAA Clifford Powell

    Fuel price is rising up. Airline industry is facing the problem of fuel cost. Most of the airlines are trying to provide cheap tickets,So they are finding alternatives to compensate with fuel cost. So they are trying to use cooking oil for engine. Hope this work to maintain the fares of airlines.
    cheap flights

  • Anonymous

    Hey its very good ides to use recycled cooking oil as the fuel in plane. This proves that airlines are going green. this helps to reduce carbon quantity in fuel. And hence there will be less pollution. I love this idea.

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