Queensland and the biojet revolution

If you’re not familiar with the term biojet — also known as biofuel or sustainable aviation fuel — you’re going to start hearing a lot more about it.

The sustainable fuel source has completed its first successful trial at none other than Brisbane Airport, with two more trials planned over the next 12 months.

This first successful trial delivery of biojet is a massive milestone for Queensland. It’s the first of its kind at any Australian airport, placing Brisbane alongside Los Angeles, Oslo, Stockholm, Geneva and Chicago to become one of only a handful of airports using sustainable aviation fuel.

Blending the fuel has been in the works for almost two years, with many major players putting their collective heads together. We worked with the likes of Virgin Australia, Brisbane Airport Corporation, Gevo Inc., Caltex and DB Schenker. Together, we successfully blended the sustainable aviation fuel with traditional jet fuel, ready for supplying to the Brisbane Airport.

Hear from Rob Wood, General Manager Sustainability Group, Virgin Australia, about their first sustainable aviation fuel trial in Australia.

There’s more good news in store for Queensland. With a successful trial, other Queensland airports will be poised to use biojet too. Of course, as the demand for biojet increases, so does the demand for Queensland biomass, like sugar cane. Biojet is doing more than transforming the aviation industry — it’s also supplying more jobs in agriculture and biofutures right across the state.

Whether you call it biojet, biofuel, or sustainable aviation fuel, you now know what it means — that Queensland is leading the way in Australia’s biofutures revolution.

Piqued your interest? Listen to our full podcast featuring four prominent leaders in the biofutures sector as they discuss biorefinery projects currently underway across regional Queensland.