Monday 15 August 2022

Chinese cooking fat heads for Holland

A first consignment of 20 tonnes of processed waste cooking oil was shipped from the Chinese port of Qingdao en route to the Netherlands on Monday, where it will be used to power KLM planes, Chinese news agency Xinhua reported.

‘This is the first batch of China’s oil refined from leftover cooking oil to be exported and the products will be further processed into aviation fuel for KLM,’ the news agency said.
KLM carried out its first commercial flights using bio-fuel in September and began experimenting with the product in 2009. The airline has set up a joint venture, SkyNRG, to develop and supply aviation bio-fuels.

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