Gatineau biofuel company makes history with Qantas

By Mario Carlucci, CBC News Ottawa, February 7, 2018

Local company Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. quietly made history last week when its bio jet fuel was used by Australian airline, Qantas, on a flight from the United States to Australia.

The Gatineau-based company developed the fuel from a mustard-like oilseed called carinata, and now plans to partner with the Australian airline for future production, according to company CEO and president, Steve Fabijanski.

"It's an airline that really understands that the future is going to be looking at sustainability and a reduced carbon footprint. And for them to get behind us and say, 'Let's get to work,' it's pretty cool for a smaller Canadian company to be swinging at that level."

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