Boeing 787 Dreamliner completes biofuel flight
EVERETT, Wash., 20 April 2012. A Boeing (NYSE: BA) 787 Dreamliner flew for the first time powered in part by sustainable biofuels.
The flight took place between Boeing's Delivery Center in Everett, Wash. and Tokyo Haneda Airport.
The 787 flew with biofuel made mainly from used cooking oil and emitted an estimated 30 percent less CO2 emissions when compared to similarly-sized airplanes. Of the reduction in greenhouse gasses, about 10 percent of the reduced emissions can be attributed to the use of biofuel.
Made primarily from composite materials, the Boeing 787 Dreamliner is a mid-size airplane capable of flying long-range routes.