Boeing will begin offering airlines and operators the option of powering their new commercial jet with biofuel for the flight home. The program is designed to further spur the use of SAF – which cut emissions up to 80 percent – and support the industry’s drive to protect the environment. The biofuel option will be available for customers accepting new airplanes at Boeing’s delivery centers in Seattle and Everett, Washington. The company also plans to use biofuel for certain flight tests at its Boeing Field facility, while working to offer the same option at its South Carolina Delivery Center.
Alaska Airlines, the first participant in the program, will use a blend of biofuel made by World Energy and traditional fuel when it takes delivery of three Boeing 737 MAX airplanes this year. EPIC Fuels will ship the biofuel from Paramount, California, to Boeing’s delivery centers in Washington state.