Qantas instigates first biofuel flight

A Qantas plane powered partly by mustard seeds has become the world’s first biofuel flight between Australia and the US


The Boeing Dreamliner landed in Melbourne following a 15-hour flight which used a blended fuel that was 10% derived from the brassica carinata, an industrial type of mustard seed that functions as a fallow crop – meaning it can be grown by farmers in between regular crop cycles.

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