InQueensland: Townsville’s jet fuel factory set for takeoff, turning farm waste into 100-million litre deal

Farms in North Queensland could provide the key to reducing plane pollution after companies revealed plans to turn agricultural waste into jet fuel in a Townsville facility.

Jet Zero Australia announced it had signed a deal with US biofuel firm LanzaJet on Tuesday as part of a plan to produce 102 million litres of sustainable aviation fuel each year, or enough to meet the demands of Cairns and Townsville airports.

The deal comes almost one year after the Queensland government teamed with Airbus and Qantas to investigate Australia’s first sustainable aviation facility, and after the federal government set up the Australian Jet Zero Council to investigate ways to reduce aviation emissions.

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