Biofuel in practical tests.
We bring sustainability to the air.

Worldwide mobility needs are on the rise, but fossil fuel resources are finite. This conflict demands new strategies for sustainable mobility and new approaches in the area of fuel. Little is known about the effectiveness and properties of biofuels under the conditions of routine operations. For this reason Lufthansa has carried out pioneer work. Between 15 July and 27 December 2011, Lufthansa has become the first airline worldwide to use biofuel on regular flights.

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  • Biofuel in practical tests

    startseiteteaser6 Find out more about the motives and objectives of the Pure Sky initiative.

  • All about Biofuels

    startseiteteaser7 Get informed about the production and manufacture of biofuels.

  • Air traffic

    startseiteteaser8 Discover all details about logistics and the flight of the pilot scheme.

  • Results of the six-month long-term trial

    Find here the recent results of the long-term trial.

    1187
    flights
    1556,9 t
    bio-kerosene blend consumed
    1471 t
    reduction in CO2 emissions *
    Rough estimate of the reduction in CO2 emissions (t) = bio-kerosene mixture consumed in flight (t) * share of pure bio-kerosene (50%) * greenhouse-gas savings potential of bio-kerosene (60%) * CO2 emission for combustion of 1 tonne of kerosene (3.15 tonnes of CO2)
  • „Lufthansa is carrying out pioneering work with its long-term testing.
    It represents a logical continuation
    of our highly-regarded sustainability strategy.”

    Christoph Franz,
    Chairman of the Executive Board and CEO, Deutsche Lufthansa AG