Boeing Makes Its Largest Purchase of Sustainable Aviation Fuel Totaling 9.4 Million Gallons

April 17, 2024
This purchase is more than 60% higher than Boeing's previous SAF buy in 2023, and will help support the decarbonization of its US commercial operational flights

To support its 2024 US commercial operations and reduce its carbon emissions, Boeing has committed to buying 9.4 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). This marks Boeing's largest annual SAF purchase to date - more than 60% higher than its previous SAF buy in 2023.

The blended fuel is comprised of 30% SAF made from waste by-products - such as fats, oils, and greases - and 70% conventional jet fuel. This blended fuel will directly support Boeing US commercial operational flights and the Boeing ecoDemonstrator program, which is dedicated to testing new technologies in an operational environment to solve airline environmental challenges, 

"Sustainable aviation fuel is essential to decarbonize aviation. About 20% of our fuel usage is an 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," said Ryan Faucett, VP of Environmental Sustainability at Boeing. 

Boeing will receive 4 million gallons of the blended SAF into its fuel farms in the Pacific Northwest. The company will also be provided 2.5 million gallons by EPIC Fuels and 1.5 million gallons by Avfuel - with both shipments coming directly from Neste. 

In addition, Boeing will purchase the carbon dioxide emissions reduction associated with 5.4 million gallons of blended SAF through an accounting process known as "book-and-claim". Under the book-and-claim process, a company purchases SAF certificates to displace conventional jet fuel, and instead of the fuel going to a fuel farm, distributors will deliver it to nearby airports for use by airlines and other carriers.