SEATTLE- Boeing announced a supply agreement for two million gallons (7.5 million liters) of sustainable blended aviation fuel (SAF) with EPIC Fuels to power its commercial aircraft operations in Washington State and South Carolina until 2022.
“SAF is a safe, proven and immediate solution that will help achieve our industry’s long-term commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050,” said Sheila Remes, Vice President of Environmental Sustainability. from Boeing. “Boeing has been a pioneer in achieving sustainable aviation fuels. Through this agreement, we will reduce our carbon footprint and have SAF available for customer deliveries as well as for our own operations.”
Sustainably produced jet fuel, which reduces CO2 emissions by up to 80% over the life cycle of the fuel with the potential to reach 100% in the future, can deliver aviation decarbonization over the next 20 to next 30 years. Made from multiple feedstocks, sustainable aviation fuel is certified for commercial use and can be blended with traditional jet fuel without modification to aircraft, engines or fueling infrastructure. About a year ago, Boeing pledged to deliver its commercial aircraft capable and certified to fly 100% SAF by 2030.
The purchase agreement with EPIC Fuels includes an SAF product made from inedible agricultural waste, blending 30% pure SAF with 70% conventional jet fuel. The purchase will enable broader use of SAF for Boeing commercial production, testing, ferry, Dreamlifter and customer flights at facilities in Everett, Renton and Seattle in Washington and North Charleston, South Carolina. EPIC Fuels will also continue to provide custom blends from 50/50% to 100% SAF for the Boeing ecoDemonstrator program, which accelerates innovation by taking promising technologies out of the lab and testing them in the air to solve real-world challenges. for airlines. and passengers. SAF is currently approved for a 50/50 blend with conventional jet fuel for commercial flights.