The biokerosene is a fuel derived from biomass, is flammable, liquid, very similar to classic fuels but until today, the biokerosene it has not been widely used because it cannot fully satisfy all the technical requirements required for a fuel. Until recently, the biokerosene it was not seen as a viable alternative to traditional ones fossil fuels. KLM marks the turning point and completes the first commercial flight between Amsterdam and Rio de Janeiro. This is the longest ever powered flight biokerosene.
The transatlantic route, lasting 11 hours and 40 minutes, was flown in a plane powered by a mixture of traditional kerosene and biokerosene derived from used cooking oils.
The transatlantic route gives the KLM a further primacy in terms of biofuels, the company, in fact, is not new in the field of biofuels; already in 2011, more than 200 aircraft on the Amsterdam-Paris route were powered by biokerosene, but such a long journey has never been completed.
The fuel in question is produced by Dynamic Fuels with the support of SkyNRG, the consortium founded in 2009 by KLM, North Sea Group and Spring Associates with the aim of developing the production of biofuels. SkyNRG is today a world leader and supplies biokerosene to 15 airlines.
Too often, fuels Clean, those of the latest generation, require substantial modifications to the vehicle's engine. The advantage of the biokerosene and others biofuels is to not have to make changes to traditional aircraft engines. KLM's strategies aim to reduce fuel consumption and thus cut the CO2 emissions. The KLM perseveres its goal well: for seven consecutive years it has been a leader in the index Dow Jones Sustainability.