Southwest Airlines has this week signed a gigantic deal with USA BioEnergy for a staggering 680m gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF).
The carrier plans to begin purchasing such fuel as early as 2028, with an additional agreement made for 180m gallons annually from future facilities built by the provider.
Without further ado, let’s get into it…
680m Gallons!: Southwest Signs SAF Deal With USA BioEnergy…
Michael AuBuchon, the Managing Director of Fuel Strategy & Management at Southwest Airlines had this to say on this order:
“This offtake agreement with USA BioEnergy marks important progress in the development of our SAF portfolio and furthers our goal to replace 10 percent of our total jet fuel consumption with SAF by 2030”.
“We look forward to the opportunity to grow our strategic relationship with USA BioEnergy and potentially purchase more SAF from them in the future.”
Adding to this was David Prom, Chairman of the Board and Co-Founder of USA BioEnergy:
“Our agreement with Southwest Airlines is a perfect fit because it aligns Southwest’s goal of reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 and USA BioEnergy’s goal of becoming the leading producer of carbon-negative fuel”.
“[The company] is excited to work with Southwest on this initial project and, potentially, future sites we may add in our pipeline.”
Such an agreement is all part of the airline’s overall arching strategy to proactively address the challenges on the path to its goal of net-zero by 2050.
All eyes will be on the airline to see how they can meet those sustainability goals head on.
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