30 Jan '18, 8pm

Qantas Uses Biofuel Made From Mustard Seed on LA to Melbourne Flight: Renewable Energy Magazine

Qantas used biofuel processed from Brassica Carinata, a non-food, industrial type of mustard seed, developed by Canadian-based agricultural-technology company, Agrisoma Biosciences. The flight was part of the partnership announced in 2017 which will also see the companies work with Australian farmers to grow the country’s first commercial aviation biofuel seed crop by 2020. Qantas International CEO Alison Webster said it was fitting that the airline’s Dreamliner 787-9 was used to showcase the future of sustainable aviation. “The Qantas Dreamliner marks an exciting new era of innovation and travel. The aircraft is more fuel efficient and generates fewer greenhouse emissions than similarly sized-aircraft and today’s flight will see a further reduction on this route.” Across its lifecycle, using Carinata-derived biofuel can reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent compared to tr...

Full article: https://www.renewableenergymagazine.com/biofuels/qantas-u...

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