KLM has operated what it claimed was the longest commercial biofuel flight to date. Flight KL705 left Amsterdam June 19 bound for Rio de Janeiro to coincide with the Rio+20 United Nations Sustainable Development Conference, a flight of almost 6,000 miles (9,600 km). The Boeing 777-200 was operating a normal commercial service, but partly flying using sustainable fuel made from used cooking oil.Passengers included the Netherlands State Secretary of Infrastructure and the Environment, ...

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