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Fancy having the oil that fried your hot chips being then used to power your interstate flight? Qantas Airways does. And sooner rather than later.
Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce says finding a sustainably produced biofuel is an important step in confronting the major challenge of high fuel prices.
It also supports the aviation industry's goal of being carbon neutral by 2020.
Mr Joyce says crude oil had risen from $US65 a barrel in 2006/07 to near $US125 a barrel today.
it is quite apparent that this is a last clutch at prosperity for Qantas.
"It's taken us to get 30 years to get biofuel into road transport. All I can say is we can't wait 30 years for this,"
A CSIRO report published last year said Australia and New Zealand were strongly positioned to produce sustainable aviation fuels that complied with social, environmental and economic criteria.
This included not impacting on food security or the environment.
It also had the potential to create 12,000 jobs and provide Australia with a measure of energy security.
Originally posted by BiggerPicture
hows about recycled cooking oil? heard of companies esp in Cali that go from biz to biz collected oil fried chicken oil, grease etc in their tanker then filter it to provide biodiesel or somethin like that.