Air France, the flag carrier of France, used cooking oil as fuel for a long-haul flight between France and Canada.
“Today Air France operates its first long-haul flight powered with Sustainable Aviation Fuel, also known as SAF, produced in France,” Air France said in a statement.
It also added “This flight, from Paris Charles-de-Gaulle to Montreal, embodies one of the levers put in place by Air France to achieve the goal of reducing its CO2 emissions by 50% per passenger / km by 2030.”
The airline reportedly mixed the used cooking oil with 16 percent of sustainable aviation fuel in the tanks of the plane.
According to reports, jet fuel produced from biomass has the potential to considerably slash the carbon emissions.
However, bio-fueled powered flights will be much more costly as compared to the prince of kerosene.