Gevo supply jet biofuel Virgin Australia

Gevo to supply jet biofuel to Virgin Australia

6:34 AM, 5th October 2017
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ENGLEWOOD, US: Gevo Inc (GEVO) expect to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to the Virgin Australia Group, a leading Australian airline group. The Australian group will be responsible for organizing the purchase, supply and blending of the ATJ into the fuel supply system at Brisbane Airport in Queensland, Australia.

Gevo’s ATJ is likely to be blended with traditional jet fuel and supplied on flights departing Brisbane Airport, including Virgin Australia flights. It is currently anticipated that Gevo will ship the first gallons of ATJ to the Virgin in October 2017.

Gevo will supply the ATJ from its hydrocarbon plant based in Silsbee, Texas. The ATJ is derived from isobutanol produced at its commercial isobutanol plant located in Luverne, Minnesota.

“This initiative builds on Virgin Australia’s commitment to being a leader in the commercialization of the sustainable aviation fuel industry in Australia. This project is critical to testing the fuel supply chain infrastructure in Australia to ensure that Virgin Australia and Brisbane Airport are ready for the commercial supply of these exciting fuels,” said John Borghetti, CEO, Virgin Australia Group.

“We are excited to work in partnership with Virgin Australia, the Queensland government and the Brisbane Airport Corporation to enable flights out of the Brisbane Airport using our ATJ,” added Dr Patrick Gruber, Gevo’s CEO.

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