Earlier this year, Qantas pulled off the world’s first dedicated biofuel flight from the USA to Australia. Flight QF96 departed Los Angles on the 28th of Janurary, and landed in Melbourne 15 hours later, saving 18,000kg in carbon emissions.
Qantas’ biofuel of choice is processed from Brassa Carinata (a kind of mustard seed) developed by Agrisoma Biosciences. The partnership between Qantas and Agrisoma will see both companies work alongside Australian farmers with the aim of growing Australia’s first commercial aviation biofuel seed crop by 2020.
For more information on the historic flight and Qantas’ future plans, check out the article here.