Qantas biofuel flight cuts the mustard

The world’s first biofuel-powered flight between the US and Australia took place yesterday. Flying between Los Angeles and Melbourne, the Qantas flight used approximately 24,000 kilograms of blended biofuel, saving an estimated 18,000 kilograms of carbon emissions. The biofuel it used is processed from a non-food, industrial type of mustard seed that can be grown […]

Other airlines soar above Qantas in efficiency rankings

  Qantas is the most emissions-intensive airline operating across the Pacific. That’s according to the International Council on Clean Transportation, which says the airline uses the two most fuel-intensive aircraft and carries the most empty seats of any transpacific airline. The group says for each kilometre Qantas transports a passenger across the Pacific, it uses […]

Qantas in biofuel plant talks

Australian airline Qantas is said to be on the brink of signing a deal to build a biofuel plant in Australia to power its aircraft. Qantas is in talks with US-based company Solena, which is also in negotiations with easyJet, Ryanair and Aer Lingus about building a similar facility in Dublin. Solena last year clinched […]