Virgin Australia completes biojet trial at Brisbane Airport

11 September, 2018

Virgin Australia, in partnership with the Queensland Government, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Gevo Inc and supply chain partners Caltex and DB Schenker, completed (11-Sep-2018) a trial to deliver sustainable aviation fuel (biojet) through Brisbane Airport's general fuel supply system. The trial consisted of procurement and blending of biojet with traditional jet fuel for supply into airport infrastructure. Biojet has now been used to fuel 195 domestic and international services from Brisbane Airport, travelling more than 430,000 kilometres to destinations across Queensland, Australia and globally. Virgin Australia Airlines group executive Rob Sharp the trial is the "first important step in ensuring Australian airports and the fuel supply chain will be ready for the regular supply of sustainable fuels in Australia". Supply of biojet at Brisbane Airport will continue over the next 12 to 18 months. [more - original PR]