Hainan Airlines has become the first Chinese carrier to trial locally-sourced biofuel on a passenger flight.
The flight took place on 21 March from Shanghai to Beijing, and involved a Boeing 737-800 powerd by a 50:50 mix of conventional and cooking oil based biofuel mix. The trial was supported by Boeing, and the biofuel was supplied by Sinopec.
In 2011, Boeing and Air China teamed up for China’s first biofuel flight, using a 747-400 powered by jatropha-based biofuel.
Source: Cirium Dashboard