28 Jan 2018
The world’s first dedicated biofuel flight between the United States and Australia, QF96 from Los Angeles to Melbourne,departed this day.
Approximate quantity of biofuel - processed from Brassica Carinata, a non-food, industrial type of mustard seed, developed by Canadian-based agricultural-technology company, Agrisoma Biosciences (Agrisoma) - was used for the flight.
Percentage of biofuel blend used for the flight which will result in 7% reduction in emissions compared to normal operations.
reduction in carbon emissions on account of this flight alone.
estimated reduction in carbon emissions on use of Carinata-derived biofuel (without blending) as compared to traditional fuel.
18 Nov 2017
Qantas signed landmark partnership with Canada based Agrisoma - the two will work together with Australian farmers to grow the country’s first commercial aviation biofuel seed crop by 2020.