Bio­fuel switch for Qan­tas

Geelong Advertiser - - BUSINESS BEAT -

QAN­TAS’ LA-based air­craft will start us­ing a bio­fuel mix on ser­vices be­tween the US and Aus­tralia from 2020.

The air­line has agreed to a 10-year deal with US-based bio-en­ergy com­pany SG Pre­ston to pur­chase 30 mil­lion litres of its fuel, which con­sists of 50 per cent re­new­able jet fuel pro­duced from non-food plant oils.

Qan­tas says the bio­fuel com­po­nent emits half the amount of car­bon emis­sions over its life cy­cle com­pared to stan­dard jet fuel.

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