Biofuels Will Actually Fly You There, If You're On Lufthansa
It seems like every couple of months another airline goes on and on about how they’re going green through their use of biofuels. Apparently Lufthansa is sick of all the one-off tests, so they’re actually going to start using some new fuels regularly on their flights beginning next year.
One of the first routes will be one from Hamburg to Frankfurta quickiewhere an Airbus A321 aircraft will be getting a special dose of kerosene derived from some kind of plant oil blend. Things will start up in April and will continue until they get the recipe just right. Eventually Lufthansa wants to get green gas in all of their planes, but even by 2020 it still will probably only be like five to ten percent of all the fuel in the gas tank.
So what does this mean for passengers aboard this new fuel route? Pretty much nothing at all, as it will likely just be business as usual. We’d think they’d slap an earth friendly sticker or something by the boarding door to let you know about the program, but that’s probably about it.
We’re all for saving the earth one fill up at a time, but what we want to see most is a fuel that saves the environment and as well as our wallets. This little program will cost over $6 million Euros, so we’re thinking that’s really not saving much more than just taking the plane for a swing by the airport 7-11.
[Photo of a plane not getting the magic gas: hulivili]