On March 31st , KLM started a series of flights using sustainable biofuels between Oslo Gardermoen and Amsterdam Schiphol.
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These flights will be operated on a 5/6 week period to compare the results with flights using kerosene as fuel. This biofuel flights will be operated on Embraer E190s.
KLM has cooperated with Boeing and Airbus in the past to provide such data on fuel efficiency, savings and environmental friendliness.
The biofuel used on these flights is known as camelina and is produced from 100% RSB (Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels) oilseed crop suitable for the northern climates.
KLM has plans to implement this biofuel on their flights operated by Embraer E175 and E190 aircraft and aims to reduce CO2 emissions by 20%, compared to their 2011 levels, per passenger by 2020. The Embraer aircraft are 18% more efficient than the Fokker 70 aircraft they are going to be replacing in the next few years.