Sourcing feedstocks for biofuels sustainably, and avoiding competing with food crops for land and water, is a priority for civil aviation as it strives to meet its commitment to achieve carbon-neutral growth from 2020 onward. KLM has begun a series of demonstration flights between Schipol in the Netherlands and Aruba and Bonaire in the Caribbean, using a 20% blend of biofuel from used cooking oil. But for later flights the plan is to transition to a 50% blend derived from camelina ...

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