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Chinese airline completes cooking oil fuel flight

A Chinese airline on Saturday completed the country's first commercial flight using biofuel, made from waste cooking oil, as the government seeks to promote greater environmental sustainability.

A Hainan Airlines flight from commercial hub Shanghai to Beijing used biofuel supplied by China National Aviation Fuel company and energy giant Sinopec, according to a statement from US aircraft giant Boeing.

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Speed-Racer2081d ago

Wonder how much it costs to convert that cooking oil into Jet A-1...

ZoyosJD2080d ago

Jet bio-fuel is roughly $8-9 per gallon, while regular jet fuel is $2-3 per gallon.

It's expensive, but it just goes to show that people have finally realized just how much we need to do to reduce emissions.