Qantas 787 Dreamliner takes off fuelled by mustard seed biofuel on Los Angeles-Melbourne flight

January 29, 2018 5:34 am

The world’s first US-Australia biofuel flight takes off on Monday, with a Qantas Boeing 787 Dreamliner filled with 24,000 kilograms of mustard seed-based, blended fuel.

The historic Qantas flight, QF96 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, is using biofuel extracted from a mustard seed Brassica carinata. The process has been developed by Canadian agricultural-technology company Agrisoma Biosciences.

Speaking at Los Angeles International Airport ahead of the flight, Qantas International CEO Alison Webster said it’s fitting the Dreamliner is showcasing the future of sustainable aviation since the aircraft heralds a new era of innovation and travel.

 

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