https://www.miningweekly.com

Boeing ups sustainable aviation fuel purchases

An aircraft being refuelled with SAF

Photo by Boeing

3rd May 2024

By: Rebecca Campbell

Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

     

Font size: - +

American aerospace giant Boeing has announced that it is to buy 35.6-million litres of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), for use by its US commercial operations this year.

This is its biggest annual SAF purchase to date, and is more than 60% greater than the amount it bought last year. This will help reduce the company’s carbon emissions.

“As our focus remains on safety and quality, sustainability continues to be a priority,” assured Boeing VP: environmental sustainability Ryan Faucett. “[SAF] is essential to decarbonise 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.”

SAF offers the greatest potential, over the next 30 years, to reduce the commercial aviation industry’s carbon emissions. Unblended, that is, 100%, SAF can reduce aviation carbon emissions by up to 85%, over the fuel’s life cycle. As unblended SAF has not yet been approved for commercial use by regulators, Boeing has to purchase a SAF/conventional jet fuel blend.

The feedstocks for the SAF are wastes such as fats, oils and greases. The SAF will be produced by Neste and supplied via EPIC Fuels, Avfuel and World Fuel Services.

Of the SAF being bought, just over 15-million litres will be supplied to Boeing. The remaining 20.4-million will be supplied to airports in the Pacific Northwest region of the US.

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor

Comments

Showroom

Schauenburg SmartMine IoT
Schauenburg SmartMine IoT

SmartMine IoT has been developed with the mining industry in mind, to provides our customers with powerful business intelligence and data modelling...

VISIT SHOWROOM 
Actom image
Actom

Your one-stop global energy-solution partner

VISIT SHOWROOM 

Latest Multimedia

sponsored by

Photo of Martin Creamer
On-The-Air (07/06/2024)
7th June 2024 By: Martin Creamer

Option 1 (equivalent of R125 a month):

Receive a weekly copy of Creamer Media's Engineering News & Mining Weekly magazine
(print copy for those in South Africa and e-magazine for those outside of South Africa)
Receive daily email newsletters
Access to full search results
Access archive of magazine back copies
Access to Projects in Progress
Access to ONE Research Report of your choice in PDF format

Option 2 (equivalent of R375 a month):

All benefits from Option 1
PLUS
Access to Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa for ALL Research Reports, in PDF format, on various industrial and mining sectors including Electricity; Water; Energy Transition; Hydrogen; Roads, Rail and Ports; Coal; Gold; Platinum; Battery Metals; etc.

Already a subscriber?

Forgotten your password?

MAGAZINE & ONLINE

SUBSCRIBE

RESEARCH CHANNEL AFRICA

SUBSCRIBE

CORPORATE PACKAGES

CLICK FOR A QUOTATION







sq:0.141 0.182s - 88pq - 2rq
1:
1: United States
Subscribe Now
2: United States
2: