The plane greener world is Finnish and flies with cooking oil recycled from restaurants

Jan 24, 2015 | written by:

Not everyone will know that the planes consume 13 percent of the fossil fuel and produce 2 percent of global CO2. The engines also release into carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide, significantly contributing to climate change, at high altitude, and the deterioration of air quality, at low altitude. For this the aircraft remains one of the most polluting vehicles and it is not recommended to use it for small sections.

On September 23, at the summit on the climate of the United Nations held in New York, the Finnish airline Finnair has operated a flight from Helsinki to New York powered by sustainable biofuel, resulting in part from recycled cooking oil. An interesting marketing strategy. However, this has allowed a reduction of emissions by 50 to 80 percent. Investments and years of research in the field of eco-sustainability led the Finnair to be the only airline to have implemented significant actions to combat climate change, and is the first European company to have completed the second phase of the program environmental assessment Iata environmental assessment (Ienva) which evaluate aircraft in terms of environmental responsibility.

But that's not all: in 2017 the company Finnair aims to reduce by 20 percent of greenhouse gas pollutants and noise by 40 percent, and by 2016 a reduction of 10 percent of energy consumption in systems business and the 10 percent less waste production by passengers. Clear ideas, ambitious and a research team to make them viable. The result? Social and environmental responsibility, transparency and innovation have increased by far the number of travelers and allowed the opening of many new routes, especially to the East. Respect the environment without stop traveling is an essential change of route today and it represents the future of transport.

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