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China makes first cross-ocean biofuel flight

Xinhua,November 22, 2017 Adjust font size:

A Chinese airlines conducted the country's first cross-ocean passenger flight powered by sustainable aviation biofuel on Tuesday.

A Boeing 787 of Hainan Airlines departed from Beijing for Chicago on Tuesday, loaded with biofuel produced by Sinopec from waste edible oil.

The use of biofuel can reduce carbon emissions while ensuring flight safety and efficiency, according to Hainan Airlines.

The move was part of a cooperation project on green aviation between China and the United States.

Hainan Airlines made the country's first domestic biofuel-powered passenger flight in 2015.