Thomson Airways Uses Cooking Oil To Power Planes

Posted Jul 1st 2011 08:15 AM

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In a bid to become "green," Thomson Airways will use cooking oil as fuel for flights to Spain in July.

Thomson will become Britain's first airline to do so, following in the footsteps of Dutch airline KLM, which announced last week that, beginning in September, 200 flights between Amsterdam and Paris will run on recycled cooking oil.

The flights will leave from Birmingham in the U.K. to Mallorca starting July 28, once safety clearance is given, the Daily Mail reports.

Thomson Airways will use a 50/50 blend of jet fuel and hydropocessed esters and fatty acids made from used cooking oil.

Is anyone else wondering where they're getting all this used cooking oil?

Filed Under: News, EcoTravel

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Thanks really amazing to use cooking oil for flight!

August 20 2011 at 6:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Fakhria

This will be a revolutionary step towards utilizing best substances to save resources for mass consumption in Airline Industry.

July 04 2011 at 6:44 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
dylanscoutathjk

ITS ABOUT TIME. WE DONT NEED FOOD BASED FUELS(CORN) THERE ARE PLENTY OF ALTERNATIVES

July 02 2011 at 6:57 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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