December 4, 2022

The Worlds First Carbon-Neutral Passenger Flight

The world’s first carbon-neutral passenger flight has taken off from London Heathrow Airport, using recycled cooking oil to power the plane. The fuel was made by converting waste vegetable oil into biofuel through a process called “transesterification.

British Airways flew the BA2012 flight on 17th September with around 100 passengers onboard. The plane met all 2010 aviation regulations and is expected to fly for up to four hours before it needs refuelling. The Boeing 747-400 aircraft was fueled using a 50/50 blend of normal jet fuel and the recycled biofuel made from waste cooking oil.

The new “green” fuel was created by Argent Energy, part of the U.K.’s Provenance Group which has an office in Calgary, Alberta. According to Canadafreepress.com the company’s CEO, Stephen Pryor, says it takes 10 litres of waste cooking oil to make one litre of biofuel for the airplane.

“We are delighted with this breakthrough technology which is helping us to open up a new era in sustainable flying,” said BA’s head of environment Tim Friend in a press release . “This is an exciting first step towards a greener way to fly and over time we may see the use of renewable fuels throughout our flight network.

British Airways, the national flag carrier of the United Kingdom, has just made history by operating the world’s first commercial flight that was powered partially by biofuel. The airline states that it conducted its inaugural 6-hour test flight using a 50/50 blend of traditional jet fuel and…

The world’s first carbon-neutral passenger flight took off from London Heathrow Airport on 17th September, powered by recycled cooking oil. The flight was made possible by a UK-based company called “Provenance,” which developed a process for turning used cooking…

UK’s national flag carrier British Airways has just completed the world’s first commercial flight partially powered by biofuel. In 2009, the carrier partnered with the U.K.’s “Provenance” to develop fuel made from waste cooking oil, which is now used in…

The world’s first commercial flight powered partially by biofuel has taken off. British Airways conducted its inaugural 6-hour test flight using a 50/50 blend of traditional jet fuel and recycled cooking oil. The flight departed from London Heathrow Airport on…

British Airways has just completed the world’s first commercial flight powered partially by biofuel. The airline conducted its inaugural 6-hour test flight using a 50/50 blend of traditional jet fuel and recycled cooking oil, departing from London Heathrow…

The world’s first carbon-neutral passenger flight has taken off from London Heathrow Airport, using recycled cooking oil to power the plane.

British Airways flew the BA2012 flight on 17th September with around 100 passengers onboard.

BA has just completed the world’s first commercial flight powered partially by biofuel.