Qantas flight fuelled by cooking oil13/04/2012 - 11:59:15
Australia's Qantas airline today launched the nation's first commercial flight using a mixture of refined cooking oil.
The Airbus A330 left Sydney for Adelaide using a 50-50 blend derived from recycled cooking oil and regular jet fuel.
Quantas are hopeful this is the first step towards a sustainable aviation fuel industry in Australia.
The airline's chief executive, Alan Joyce, said the airline needs to get ready for a future that is not based on traditional fuel oil.
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