Gatineau biofuel company helping to revolutionize airline industry

By CTV News Ottawa, January 26, 2018 A Gatineau biofuel company is helping to revolutionize the airline industry. Gatineau's Agrisoma is powering the world's first ever transpacific flight from the United States to Australia using jet fuel from a renewable source. On Sunday, Australia's Qantas Airline will depart on a 15-hour journey from Los Angeles to Melbourne using a mix of traditional and renewable jet fuel. "The majority of people are starting to have serious concerns about the environment and I think people recognize that our climate is becoming different on an annual basis," said Agrisoma CEO Steven Fabijanski.
Agrisoma’s biojet fuel is made by harvesting Carinata crop, an industrial type of mustard seed, before crushing the grain to recover the oil and converting that oil into jet fuel. The process is the same as making petroleum-derived jet fuel but is easier on the environment. The company said the seed can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 per cent.

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