On 16, 21, 22 and 23 May, 24 Air France Airbus A321 powered with biofuel took off from Nice to Paris-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly. A result of the fermentation of sugar cane, a 10% contribution of biofuel directly incorporated into jetfuel can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by more than half compared to fossil fuel.
This operation was a part of the “Lab’line for the future,” a showcase of innovation for sustainable travel launched by Air France in 2014, which brings together industrial partners to build together the future of travel, which is more environmentally friendly.
* The biofuel used on these flights is Farnesane, produced by Total and its partner Amyris in Brazil, using advanced technology. It is one of three biofuels in the world authorized for use in commercial aviation. Its use was certified on 16 June 2014 by the American Society for Testing and Materials, an internationally recognized standards body, and its production does not cause any adverse environmental or social impacts.