Boeing purchases two million gallons of SAF for commercial operations

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Boeing has signed a supply agreement with EPIC Fuels for two million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to power its commercial aircraft in Washington state and South Carolina in 2022.

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

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Sustainability produced jet fuel reduces CO2 emissiosn by as much as 80 per cent over the fuel’s life cycle, with the potential to reach 100 per cent 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 Fuls will also continue to supply customised blends from 50/50 per cent up to 100 per cent SAF for the Boeing ecoDemonstrator programme.

EPIC Fuels’ VP 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 honoured to be a part of this procurement. Working together, we are making sustainability more attainable for our customers.”

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