BRISBANE Airport will offer sustainable aviation fuel under an agreement between Virgin Australia and US-based biofuel producer Gevo, supported by the Queensland Government.
The two-year trial will see Virgin Australia begin to use the “biojet” product before Christmas.
The renewable components of the fuel are created mostly from sugarcane products and agave and will be sourced from local Queensland providers.
Supplies will initially come from Gevo’s Texas hydrocarbon plant.
Gevo has already provided test supplies of biojet to Alaska Airlines, the US Air Force, US Army and US Navy.
Aviation biofuels were approved for passenger flights in 2011.