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Hainan Airlines 737-800 makes biofuel flight

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.

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In 2011, Boeing and Air China teamed up for China’s first biofuel flight, using a 747-400 powered by jatropha-based biofuel.

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