Brisbane Airport to be world leader for biojet fuel
|Brisbane is set to become one of a handful of hubs around the world for sustainable aviation fuel, uder an agreement supported by the Palaszczuk Government between Virgin Australia and US-based biofuel producer Gevo.|
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the biojet trial was yet another show of confidence in Queensland’s growing biofuel industry. “Biojet is a proven fuel source, one that is already bringing Virgin Australia flights into Brisbane from Los Angeles,” the Premier said. “By establishing Brisbane Airport as a biojet refuelling port, we can help open another key market for our cane farmers and biofuture pioneers alike.”
The Palaszczuk Government has already signed a biofuel agreement with the US Navy as part of its Great Green Fleet initiative, which is a commitment by the US to source 50% of its fuel needs from renewable sources by 2020.