Boeing Purchases Two Million Gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel

Aviation maintenance technician loads sustainable aviation fuel into the 2021 Boeing ecoDemonstrator. (Boeing photo)

LONDON – Boeing has signed a supply agreement with EPIC Fuels for 2 million gallons of blended Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to its commercial aircraft in Washington state and South Carolina this year.

The agreement includes a SAF product made from inedible agricultural waste, blending 30% neat SAF with 70% conventional jet fuel.

Sustainability produced jet fuel reduces CO2 emissions by as much as 80% over the fuel’s cycle life, with the potential to reach 100% in the future, Boeing said in a statement.

Boeing’s vice president of environmental sustainability Sheila Remes said: “SAF is a safe, proven, immediate solution that will help achieve our industry’s long-term commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

“Boeing has been a pioneer in making sustainable aviation fuels a reality. Through this agreement, we will reduce our carbon footprint and have SAF available for customer deliveries as well as our own operations.”

EPIC Fuels will also continue to supply customized blends from 50/50 to 100% SAF for the Boeing ecoDemonstrator program.

EPIC Fuels’ Vice President and COO Kyle O’Leary added: “Our focus on environmental stewardship and safety is well known in the industry. EPIC and Boeing have been partners for decades and we are honored to be a part of this procurement. Working together, we are making sustainability more attainable for our customers.”

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