Dr Anthony Lynham

STATE MEMBER FOR STAFFORD

Brisbane Airport to be world leader for biojet fuel

Brisbane Airport to be world leader for biojet fuel

4 October, 2017 –

Brisbane is set to become one of a handful of hubs around the world for sustainable aviation fuel, under an agreement supported by the Palaszczuk Government between Virgin Australia and US-based biofuel producer, Gevo.

By establishing Brisbane Airport as a biojet refuelling port, we can help open another key market for our cane farmers and biofuture pioneers alike.

Biojet fuel can be produced from a range of organic materials, including sugarcane bagasse, molasses, wood waste and agave. Some of the existing refinery projects being developed in Queensland will have the capability to produce biofuel for commercial aviation.

This means more demand for sugar cane, and more jobs in agriculture and biofutures across our regions.