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.

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