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Dynamic Fuels Completes First Commercial Flight

by 5m Editor
5 July 2011, at 8:48am

NETHERLANDS - KLM Royal Dutch Airlines last week became the first airline in the world to operate a commercial flight on 'biokerosene', which included renewable jet fuel supplied by Dynamic Fuels LLC, which is part-owned by Tyson Foods.

KLM used a 50/50 blend of conventional jet fuel and renewable jet fuel in both engines of a Boeing 737-800 aircraft that carried 171 passengers from Amsterdam to Paris.

The flight was a preview of more than 200 commercial flights between Amsterdam and Paris KLM plans to make in September using the same fuel.

“This is an important day for Dynamic Fuels and our efforts to demonstrate the performance and environmental advantages of what we’re producing,” said Bob Ames, vice president of Renewable Energy for Tyson Foods, one of the owners of Dynamic Fuels.

“We’re pleased with the leadership KLM has shown in its willingness to use innovative, new fuels like ours.”

Dynamic Fuels is a 50/50 joint venture between Syntroleum Corp. (NASDAQ: SYNM) and Tyson Foods Inc. (NYSE: TSN). The company’s plant successfully converts fats, oils and greases into high quality renewable fuels. Unlike ethanol and biodiesel, which are typically produced from food ingredients, Dynamic Fuels uses non-food grade fats, oils and greases. Production began in October 2010 at the company’s Geismar, Louisiana, plant.