If someone told you that an aeroplane will one day be run on cooking oil, you probably wouldn’t have beleived it. But today, the first aircraft has completed a three-hour journey from Toulouse to Nice in france for the first time.
The name of the aeroplane is A380 superjumbo. It is very wide and huge, the largest passenger airliner, and it has completed a flight powered by processed cooking oil.
According to the CNN, the cooking oil was made in Normandy by TotalEnergies and consisted of Hydroprocessed Esters and Fatty Acids (HEFA), free of aromatics and sulphur to power the aircraft.
0It became the first ever A380 flight to be 100 per cent powered by Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), literaly known as cooking oil fuel, and the third time an Airbus aircraft has completed the feat over the past year.
A test model of an Airbus A380 ‘superjumbo’ aircraft was filled with 27 tonnes of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) and took off from Blagnac Airport in Toulouse and landed in Nice on Friday.
There has been pledge by aviation industry to achieve zero carbon emission by 2050, and that has necessitated the test of SAF. Infact, the UK Government has set a target of 10 percent of its aircraft using SAF by 2030.
Cooking oil as an Aviation Fuel reduces carbon-dioxide emissions into the atmosphere by up to 80 per cent. It is only made from waste oil and fats, green and municipal waste and non-food crops.