Cover Crop Powers First Transatlantic Flight Using Sustainable Biojet

A United Airlines plane powered by biojet fuel made a landmark non-stop voyage from San Francisco to Zurich (24 September 2018). Agrisoma Biosciences, a Canadian agtech company that develops Carinata seeds to produce aviation biojet fuel, partnered with United Airlines and French oil and proteins sector company Avril Group to accomplish the second international commercial flight using the company’s seed oil.

Since the flight, had farmers call them to see how they could work together. The company currently reports 50,000 acres (~20 200 hectares) of commercial crop growing across the Americas and Europe with the hope of doubling this acreage every year. It’s started the trial process for Carinata cultivation in Australia, New Zealand, and France.

Read more here (Reported by AgFunder news)

 

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