Boeing and All Nippon Airways reported that a 787 Dreamliner flew for the first time powered in part by sustainable biofuels.
According to a release, the delivery flight between Boeing's Delivery Center in Everett, Washington and Tokyo Haneda Airport is also the first ever transpacific biofuel flight.
"The 787 is the most environmentally progressive jetliner flying [today], combining fuel efficiency and comfort with reduced carbon emissions," said Billy Glover, Commercial Airplanes Vice President of Environment and Aviation Policy.
Officials noted that the 787 flew with biofuel made mainly from used cooking oil and emitted an estimated 30 percent less CO2 emissions, when compared to similarly-sized airplanes.
Of the reduction in greenhouse gasses, about 10 percent can be attributed to the use of biofuel and approximately 20 percent to the technology and efficiency advancements offered by the Dreamliner.