A biofuel project in Canada is going to showcase the potential of sustainable fuels at Toronto-Pearson Airport on Earth Day.

Air Canada is a leading member of Canada’s Biojet Supply Chain Initiative (CBSCI) and will supply 230,000 litres into the ‘airport’s multi-user fuel supply system’ as it ‘saves 160 tonnes of carbon’ across 22 domestic flights this Earth Day.

 

“Air Canada is proud of its leading role in this biofuel project, the first of its kind in Canada, which will advance the use of low-carbon renewable fuels in Canada by demonstrating they can be used in shared fuel systems at airports. Our participation is one way Air Canada is reducing its footprint and also helping our entire industry improve its environmental performance,” said Calin Rovinescu, President and Chief Executive of Air Canada.

 

We previously featured Air Canada for its part in a project to test biofuels made from used cooking oils. And it joins a host of carriers working to incorporate renewable fuels and support the International Air transport Association’s (IATA) target of having one billion passengers on flights powered by a percentage of sustainable aviation fuel by 2025.