Boeing's Record SAF Purchase

Published on:
KnowESG_Boeing's Record SAF Purchase
Image courtesy of Boeing

Boeing is making its biggest buy yet of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for its 2024 U.S. commercial flights.

This purchase of 9.4 million gallons (35.6 million litres) is over 60% more than what they bought in 2023. This blended fuel, made from 30% recycled materials like cooking oil and regular jet fuel, will be used for Boeing's ecoDemonstrator programme and regular commercial flights.

"As our focus remains on safety and quality, sustainability continues to be a priority," said Ryan Faucett, vice president of environmental sustainability at Boeing. "Sustainable aviation fuel is essential to decarbonize aviation. About 20% of our fuel usage is a SAF blend, and we continue to increase our use of this fuel to encourage growth in the SAF industry. We are also working to make SAF more available and affordable to our commercial airline customers through collaboration, investment, research and policy development."

Unblended SAF, also called "neat" SAF, can cut carbon emissions by up to 85% over its lifetime and is seen as the best way for commercial aviation to reduce its climate impact in the coming decades.

Boeing will take delivery of 4 million gallons of the blended fuel for its storage facilities in the Pacific Northwest. The remaining 5.4 million gallons will be purchased through a process called book-and-claim, where Boeing buys certificates representing the emissions reduction from using SAF. This fuel will be delivered directly to airports by suppliers for airlines and other carriers to use.

EPIC Fuels, a Signature Aviation company, will provide 2.5 million gallons of Neste-produced blended SAF to Boeing's storage facilities, while Avfuel will supply another 1.5 million gallons of Neste's blend. Through the book-and-claim programme, EPIC Fuels will supply another 3.5 million gallons of Neste SAF, and World Fuel Services, a World Kinect company, will deliver 1.9 million gallons from World Energy.

For more technology news

Discover an extensive network of ESG providers here

Source: Boeing

Share:
esg
esg
esg
esg

Tech Headlines

Nutanix Adds Power Monitoring for Sustainability

Nutanix Adds Power Monitoring for Sustainability

Continental's Tire Plant in Portugal is Carbon-Neutral

Continental's Tire Plant in Portugal is Carbon-Neutral

Bosch Ventures Doubles Down on Battery Recycling

Solifi Launches ESG Portfolio Strategist for Businesses

Smart Tooling Cuts Emissions for Manufacturers

Luxaviation Takes Flight on Sustainability

Xefco Secures $10.5M for Greener Fashion

Planet. Business. Profit. The Eco-Digital Equation

ProAmpac, Sammi Innovate Sustainable Packaging

Alchemy: 1st Certified CO2e Refurbisher

More from The Boeing Company
Boeing Unveils "Cascade" for Net Zero Aviation
Boeing Unveils "Cascade" for Net Zero Aviation
Boeing Opens New Germany Distribution Centre to Meet Growing Demand
Boeing Opens New Germany Distribution Centre to Meet Growing Demand
Boeing to Launch Research Center in Japan and Increase Sustainability
Boeing to Launch Research Center in Japan and Increase Sustainability
Boeing and Alder Fuels Associate to Make Sustainable Aviation Fuel Available Worldwide
Boeing and Alder Fuels Associate to Make Sustainable Aviation Fuel Available Worldwide