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Agrisoma, United Airlines and World Energy partner on first transatlantic biojet flight

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Agrisoma Biosciences Inc., a Canadian agri-tech company that sells Carinata seeds used to produce aviation biojet fuel, will partner with United Airlines and World Energy on Agrisoma's second international commercial flight powered by biojet fuel made from Carinata seed oil.

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The nonstop San Francisco-to-Zurich flight on a Boeing 787 departs on Sept. 14 at 2:10 p.m. from San Francisco International Airport and arrives Sept. 15 at 10:10 a.m. at Zurich Airport (aka Kloten Airport).

The biojet fuel made from Carinata and refined by World Energy's Paramount facility replaces 30 percent of the petroleum jet fuel needed for the flight.

Earlier this year, Agrisoma, Australia's Qantas Airways and World Energy partnered on a transpacific flight from Los Angeles to Melbourne that used biojet fuel produced from Carinata.

Carinata Biojet fuel is made by harvesting tons of Carinata crop, crushing the grain to recover the oil and refining that oil into jet fuel.

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