Boeing Makes Largest Purchase of Blended Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Boeing has announced its procurement of 9.4 million gallons (35.6 million liters) of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to support its 2024 U.S. commercial operations. This purchase, the company’s largest annual SAF acquisition to date, signifies a significant step towards reducing carbon emissions and fostering the global supply of sustainable aviation fuel. The blended fuel consists of 30% SAF derived from waste by-products like fats, oils, and greases, combined with 70% conventional jet fuel. This blend will be utilized to support both the Boeing ecoDemonstrator program and Boeing’s U.S. commercial operational flights.


Ryan Faucett, Vice President of Environmental Sustainability at Boeing, emphasized the company’s ongoing commitment to sustainability, stating that sustainable aviation fuel is crucial for decarbonizing aviation. Approximately 20% of Boeing’s fuel usage is a SAF blend, and the company is actively increasing its utilization of this fuel to drive growth in the SAF industry. Boeing is also working to make SAF more accessible and affordable for its commercial airline customers through collaboration, investment, research, and policy development.


Unblended SAF has the potential to reduce carbon emissions by up to 85% over the fuel’s life cycle, making it a key solution for mitigating the aviation industry’s climate impact in the coming decades. Boeing’s procurement includes 4 million gallons of the blended SAF, which will be delivered to its fuel farms in the Pacific Northwest. EPIC Fuels and Avfuel will supply 2.5 million and 1.5 million gallons of blended SAF, respectively, sourced from Neste.


Additionally, Boeing will purchase the CO2 emissions reduction associated with 5.4 million gallons of blended SAF through a process called book-and-claim. This involves acquiring SAF certificates to displace conventional jet fuel, with distributors delivering the fuel to nearby airports for use by airlines and other carriers. EPIC Fuels and World Fuel Services will supply 3.5 million and 1.9 million gallons of blended SAF, respectively, through Boeing’s book-and-claim purchases, sourced from Neste and World Energy.



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