Recently Qantas announced that it would fly from Australia to the US using a brand new Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner powered by a mix of aviation fuel and biofuel. Others like Richard Branson’s Virgin Group have already done this, however for Qantas it is demonstrating a new locally sourced fuel. Qantas will use a mix that contains 30% biofuel derived from mustard seeds which they claim will reduce the carbon emissions of the flight by up to 20%. Qantas is working with Agrisoma Biosciences, a company based in Saskatoon, which is in Saskatchewan, a province in the middle of Canada. Agrisoma, in turn, are working with the University of Queensland to help commercialise plantations of Brassica Carinata with a view to growing 400,000 hectares of the crop which in turn could be refined into 200 million litres (52.8M US gallons) of biofuel. The source of the fuel that Qantas will use is from crops grown in South Australia and Queensland by the University. Qantas are hoping to sign … [Read More...]
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