Lufthansa To Introduce Biofuel-Powered Flights Next Year
Europe's largest airline will be trialing environmentally-friendly fuels in its regular flights next year.
Early next year, Lufthansa will launch passenger flights that will run on biofuel. As part of its burnFAIR project that explores the effects of biofuels on aircraft performance, a Lufthansa-owned Airbus A321 flying between Hamburg and Frankfurt will be fueled by a kerosene and vegetable oil blend for six months.
During this period, the German airline will study the exhaust gases and pollution patterns caused by the biofuel to understand its feasibility for aircraft engines as compared to conventional fuels. The trial, which would result in the decrease of carbon emissions by over 1,500 pounds, will use biofuel from Finnish company Neste Oil.