Qantas One mans trash… is an airlines treasure

first_imgQantas Qantas is taking serious steps to reduce carbon emissions with a new deal to make rubbish reusable. The Australian carrier has partnered with US bioenergy company Solena to build a commercial biofuel plant in Sydney. “We expect to produce a business case for such a plant within 12 months,” spokesperson Olivia Wirth said. Food scraps, packaging, grass and tree cuttings will all be viable materials, converted to produce biofuel that eventually will power aircraft. Qantas has been exploring the possibilities of using biofuel for years and is tentatively taking the initial steps to making this a reality. “While we are still in the early stages of this project, the possibilities are exciting. We hope to announce further details soon,” Ms Wirth said.Solena have a similar deal with British Airways in London to construct a biofuel plant by 2014. Source = e-Travel Blackboard: P.Tlast_img read more