Tag: Qantas

Qantas flies first LA-Melbourne commercial flight on carinata-based blend

Qantas flies first LA-Melbourne commercial flight on carinata-based blend

January 29, 2018 |

In Australia, the world’s first dedicated biofuel flight between the United States and Australia, QF96 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, departed on Sunday. The historic trans-Pacific 15-hour flight operated with approximately 24,000kg of blended biofuel, saving 18,000kg in carbon emissions. Qantas will used biofuel processed from Brassica Carinata, a non-food, industrial type of mustard seed, […]

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Farm to flight – Carinata crop commercialization takes off

Farm to flight – Carinata crop commercialization takes off

November 19, 2017 |

In Australia, Qantas will operate the world’s first biofuel flight between the United States and Australia early in the new year in collaboration with World Fuel Services and Altair Fuels. Qantas’ new Dreamliner is being powered by Brassica Carinata (carinata), a non-food, industrial type of mustard seed that has been around for years but is […]

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Jumping for joy for Qantas biofuel powered aircraft

Jumping for joy for Qantas biofuel powered aircraft

October 14, 2017 |

In Australia, Qantas will buy eight million gallons of renewable jet fuel each year from U.S. based bio-energy company, SG Preston, in order to fuel its Los Angeles based aircraft. Their goal is to have the LAX to Australia flight powered on an ongoing basis by 50% non-food plant based biofuel and 50% traditional jet […]

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Qantas to sign LOI for algae-based aviation biofuel

Qantas to sign LOI for algae-based aviation biofuel

January 20, 2011 |

At a series of public and private meetings this week on the Rodeo Drive of algae, North Torrey Pines Road in La Jolla, California, Qantas confirmed that it is in advanced talks with an unnamed algal biofuels producer (“with strong ties to Australia”) that are expected to result in a letter of intent for an […]

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Qantas, Solena Group to partner in aviation biofuels effort

Qantas, Solena Group to partner in aviation biofuels effort

[ 0 ] January 3, 2011 |

In Australia, Qantas and Solena Group have announced that they expect to finalize a partnership in the next two weeks to determine the feasibility of a Fischer-Tropsch based biofuels plant in Australia that will produce aviation biofuels from waste. Early last year, Solena inked a $309 million partnership with British Airways to construct a 16 […]

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