First U.S., Australia Flight Fueled by Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel

30 January 2018 – A historic Qantas flight took off from Los Angeles International Airport Sunday and landed in Melbourne, Australia 15 hours later after a successful flight demonstration using a 10% blended fuel processed from Carinata. This was the first commercial flight between the two countries that used alternative jet fuel. Agrisoma intends to work with Australian farmers to grow Carinata as the country’s first commercial aviation alternative jet fuel feedstock by 2020. AltAir, who recently achieved RSB certification, converted the feedstock and World Fuel Services provided fuel supplier support for the effort. The blended fuel reduced the flight’s carbon emissions by 7-8 percent compared to 100% petroleum-based fuel.

Read the Qantas press release here.

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