Country

Australia

Date

01/05/2013

Entity

Virgin Australia, SkyNRG, Brisbane Airport Corporation

Product

Biofuels

Category

R&D

Summary

Virgin Australia and SkyNRG sign a MOU to develop Australia’s first bioport
 
SkyNRG, Virgin Australia and Brisbane Airport Corporation have signed a MOU to investigate the potential of setting up a sustainable jet biofuel supply at Brisbane Airport.
The feasibility study, which is expected to take 12 months to complete, will research locally available feedstocks in Queensland, sustainable and cost-effective methods for transporting them, and the most appropriate technology for converting them into biofuel.

Virgin Australia is committed to developing a local sustainable supply of biofuel for use in its aircraft and has set itself the target of 5% renewable fuel use from 2020. In 2011, the airline announced a partnership to develop a sustainable aviation biofuel project in Western Australia using pyrolysis technology to process mallees, a species of eucalypt tree, into jet fuel. Also in 2011, Virgin Australia signed a MoU with Australian biofuel company Licella to assist with the development of technology to convert ligno-cellulosic biomass such as wood waste into sustainable jet fuel.

 

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