First flight

August 19, 2020

The first commercial flight using SPK biojet derived from the Salicornia oilseeds (season 2016/2017) took place on the 15th of January of 2019. The 787 aircraft operated by Etihad Airways, flew from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam, marking a major milestone in the goals of the SBRC. The important thing about this exercise was to serve as a proof of concept for the SEAS platform and being able to establish the entire value chain in the UAE as it brought together the efforts of many people and companies.