KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has resumed its series of biofuel flights between Schiphol Airport and Paris-Charles de Gaulle Airport. The carrier, which launched the initiative in September under the endorsement of the World Wide Fund for Nature, seeks to perform 200 flights powered by a used-cooking-oil blend.
In a press release, KLM said that the purpose of this flight series is to show the feasibility of operating aircraft with sustainable jet fuel.
"KLM believes that only a sustainable alternative to current fossil kerosene actually leads to a reduction of CO2 emissions in the medium term," according to the press release. "For this purpose, since late 2007 KLM [has been] doing research for sustainably produced biofuels and hopes that more parties will follow its example in order to decrease the price of biofuel."
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