Beijing, Nov 22 (EFE) .- The Chinese airline Hainan Airlines completed on Tuesday the first transoceanic flight using fuel made with recycled cooking oil, to move passengers from Beijing to the American city of Chicago. p>
Two years ago, Hainan used this biofuel for the first time, developed by the Chinese refinery Sinopec from oil collected from restaurants and later recycled, but never before used on a transoceanic flight to the US. p>
This fuel emits between 50 and 80% less than carbon dioxide than traditional kerosene, while ensuring flight safety and efficiency, the company said in statements collected today by the official agency Xinhua china. p>
Its use, still punctual due to its high cost, could reduce the high pollution generated by the navigation area. p>
This new connection between Beijing and Chicago on board a Boeing 787 is part of the project to create a communication "green" area between China and the US, Xinhua said. p>
Hainan first used this biofuel mixed with fuel traditional in a proportion of 50-50 percent in March 2015, with a Boeing 737 that took a hundred passengers from the eastern Chinese city of Shanghai to Beijing. p>
With this achievement, Hainan Airlines then managed to get ahead of Hong Kong's Dragonair, a subsidiary of Cathay Pacific, which had announced a few days earlier that it would be the first to fly over China with oil Recycled but finally had to postpone the operation due to legal permit problems. p>
The first passenger planes that used biofuel were from the German company Lufthansa in 2011, year in which China also started to carry out tests with this new technology.