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Boeing and ANA conduct first 787 Dreamliner biofuel flight

Boeing fills up ANA's 787 Dreamliner with biofuel. Source: Boeing

Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) have reported the first flight by a 787 Dreamliner using a biofuel blend, using a fuel that was primarly made from used cooking oil that emitted an estimated 10% less CO2 emissions. There were no passengers on board this delivery flight from Evertt’s Paine Field (KPAE) to Haneda Airport (HND).

Bill Glover, Commercial Aeroplanes Vice President of Environment and Aviation Policy, said, “The 787 is the most environmentally progressive jetliner flying today, combining fuel efficiency and comfort with reduced carbon emissions.”

“Our historic flight using sustainable biofuels across the Pacific Ocean highlights how innovative technology can be used to support our industry’s goal of carbon-neutral growth beyond 2020,” Osamu Shinobe, ANA senior executive vice president, said.

The delivery flight between Boeing’s Delivery Center in Everett, Wash. and Tokyo Haneda Airport is the first ever transpacific biofuel flight.