Virgin Australia has lent its support to the attempt to produce aviation fuel through the conversion of biomass.

Travellers on flights to Perth and other locations in the future could be on aircraft which are kinder to the environment if they travel with Virgin Australia.

The company has lent its support to a new process of converting biomass energy into aviation fuel, which could make taking flights less harmful to the environment.

Virgin Australia has submitted a Memorandum of Understanding to biofuel company Licella to demonstrate its support.

Group executive of operations for the airline Sean Donohue said: “By pioneering the use of water technology, Licella’s CAT-HTR offers a clean, fast and cost-effective method of processing biomass.”

He added the company was attracted to the firm as their work supports the creation of Australian jobs, as well as helping the environment.

Holidaymakers on flights to Perth could find a wealth of exciting events taking place in the city, with the Perth 2011 ISAF Sailing World Championships taking place earlier this month.

Written by Alex Cochrane

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