Flights From JFK Flew Fueled by Cooking Oil

NEW YORK (AP) -

A Dutch airliner that flew on Friday from New York’s Kennedy Airport to Amsterdam was powered by a fuel mix that included leftover oil from frying Louisiana’s Cajun food.

The KLM flights are powered by a combination of 25 percent recycled cooking oil and 75 percent jet fuel. The concept will now be tested on 24 round-trip trans-Atlantic trips every Thursday for the next six months.

KLM executive Camiel Eurlings jokingly said that “it smelled like fries” while the plane was being fueled. The oil is refined at a Louisiana plant, then trucked to JFK.