In Australia, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC) has become the newest Queensland Renewable Fuels Association (QRFA) member. The move follows the recent Virgin Australia trial of delivering sustainable aviation fuel through Brisbane Airport’s general fuel supply system.
The successful trial in September 2018 was an Australia first, and an indication of Brisbane Airport (BNE) as a domestic leader and positioning itself as one of the global players with sustainable aviation fuels.
According to a statement, the alignment with Queensland Renewable Fuels Association (QRFA) represents Brisbane Airport’s desire to continue its advancement in delivering sustainable fuels, while interconnecting with key stakeholders within QRFA’s domestic and global partnership network.
With an eager market, an abundance of biomass for feedstocks and numerous technology proponents interested in Queensland, BNE has a significant enabling role to play with developing a regional hub for sustainable fuels.
This is a significant development for both QRFA and Brisbane Airport. QRFA have gained another significant member, while Brisbane Airport has shown their willingness to show a leadership role in Queensland’s biofuels industry, while gaining the benefits of aligning with QRFA from paddock to parliament, said Larissa Rose, Managing Director, QRFA.
Rose said she was looking forward to Brisbane Airport and QRFA working together to drive further stakeholder engagement and even greater opportunities across the whole supply chain to advance the industry.
We are committed to reducing Brisbane Airport’s impact on the environment and putting in place programs that help us to manage and minimise the long-term impacts of climate change. We are very proud to be the first airport in Australia, and one of only a few hubs in the world, to have biofuel as part of its fuel supply system as it will help reduce Brisbane Airport’s carbon footprint even further by assisting the airlines to reduce their emissions, said Wendy Weir, Environment and Sustainability Manager, Brisbane Airport Corporation (BAC).