11 April 2016 – Last week, members of a team of 14 commercial aviation partners announced the launch of the Canada Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI). CBSCI is intended to be a three year collaborative effort culminating in the supply of 400,000 liters of sustainable jet fuel into the shared fuel supply of a major Canadian airport. The project will be led by the Waterfall Group, with strong support from Air Canada, SkyNRG, BioFuelNet Canada, Boeing, CAAFI®, and several others, including the U.S. FAA’s Centre of Excellence for Alternative Jet Fuels & Environment (ASCENT).
In addition to demonstrating the feasibility of incorporating sustainable alternative jet fuels in the jet fuel supply system, CBSCI aims to catalyze the development of the domestic biojet sector in Canada.
Teresa Ehman, Director of Environmental Affairs at Air Canada, expressed that "[Air Canada is] pleased to support this important initiative by facilitating the logistics involved in the introduction of biojet to an airport's shared fuel system.”
As a participating member of CBSCI, CAAFI will provide updates via news items on this page as the project progresses. Read more about CBSCI and Air Canada’s significant involvement here and here.