Boeing, ANA Take 787 Across The Pacific On Biofuel

Boeing and All Nippon Airways (ANA) recently partnered to conduct the world's first transpacific biofuel flight, using a 787 Dreamliner for a trip between Everett, Wash., and Tokyo.

The 787 flew with biofuel made mainly from used cooking oil and emitted an estimated 30% less CO2 emissions when compared to today's similarly-sized airplanes, Boeing says. Of the reduction in greenhouse gasses, about 10% can be attributed to the use of biofuel and approximately 20% to the technology and efficiency advancements offered by the Dreamliner.

‘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,’ says Osamu Shinobe, ANA's senior executive vice president.

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