Biologic & Process Technologies for Renewable Jet Fuel Program

Project Objective: 

Test the use of biofuels in turbo props

Initiative Description: 

In Canada, Bombardier is working with Porter Airlines to complete the first biofuel trial on a Q400 turboprop in early 2012. Led by Targeted Growth Canada, the project consortium will demonstrate camelina-based biofuel supplied by Sustainable Oils. Other partners are Q400 engine supplier Pratt & Whitney and Honeywell subsidiary UOP. Funding is provided by the consortium partners, Sustainable Development Technologies Canada (SDTC) and Green Aviation Research and Development Network (GARDN).

Key Stakeholders Involved: 
Biorefineries
Aircraft Manufacturers
Airlines
Region: 
North America
Regional Scope: 

One-two test flights

Partners: 
Bombardier, Porter Airlines, Pratt & Whitney, UOP Honeywell
Country: 
Canada
Type of Feedstock: 
Camelina