Boeing Purchases 2 Million Gallons of Sustainable Aircraft Fuel for Commercial Operations

Boeing Purchases 2 Million Gallons of Sustainable Aircraft Fuel for Commercial Operations
Boeing Purchases 2 Million Gallons of Sustainable Aircraft Fuel for Commercial Operations

Boeing has signed a 2 million gallons (7,5 million liters) sustainable aviation fuel supply agreement with EPIC Fuels for use in its Commercial Airplanes operations. This deal, the largest sustainable aviation fuel purchase ever announced by an aircraft manufacturer, reaffirms Boeing's commitment to decarbonizing the aviation industry.

EPIC Fuels, the largest sustainable aviation fuel purchase agreement to date, reflects Boeing's commitment to these fuels as the most immediate solution to aviation decarbonisation.

“Sustainable aviation fuels, as a safe, proven and immediate solution, will help our industry meet its long-term commitment to net zero carbon emissions by 2050,” said Sheila Remes, vice president of environmental sustainability at Boeing. Boeing is leading the way in making sustainable aviation fuels a reality. This agreement will enable us to have sustainable aviation fuels to use for customer deliveries and in our own operations, reducing our carbon footprint.” made a statement.

It is widely accepted that sustainable aviation fuels, which reduce life-cycle carbon emissions by up to 80 percent and have the potential to increase to 100 percent in the future, offer the most urgent and important solution for the decarbonization of aviation in the next 20-30 years. Sustainable aviation fuels that can be produced from various raw materials and approved for commercial use; The aircraft can be mixed with conventional aviation fuel without the need for modifications to the engine and fueling infrastructure. Boeing pledged nearly a year ago that it would deliver its commercial airplanes capable of certified flights on 2030 percent sustainable aviation fuels by 100.

This agreement with EPIC Fuels covers the supply of a sustainable aviation fuel product (30 percent sustainable aviation fuel and 70 percent conventional aviation fuel mix) produced from agricultural waste that is not suitable for food consumption. This purchase; It will allow wider use of sustainable aviation fuels in commercial production, testing, transport, delivery and Dreamlifter flights. EPIC Fuels will also continue to supply sustainable aviation fuels ranging from 50-50 percent to 100 percent, exclusive to the Boeing ecoDemonstrator program, which accelerates innovation by testing promising technologies in the air outside of the laboratory environment. Sustainable aviation fuels are currently approved for use in commercial flights by mixing 50-50 percent with conventional aviation fuels.

Kyle O'Leary, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of EPIC Fuels, an independent aviation fuel supplier operating mainly in the USA and Canada, said, “The importance we place on environmental management and safety is well-known within the industry. Our partnership with Boeing goes back many years and we are happy to be a part of this agreement. We will continue to work together and make sustainability more accessible to our customers.” said.

Collaborating with airlines, fuel companies, governments and research institutions around the world in order to develop sustainable aviation fuels, expand the supply of these fuels and reduce their costs, Boeing adds a new one to its investments and reinforces its long-term industry leadership in this field. Boeing, which started test flights with sustainable aviation fuels in 2008 and supported commercial use approval in 2011, has enabled aircraft delivery flights to be made with sustainable aviation fuels since 2012. Boeing ecoDemonstator program, in cooperation with FedEx, carried out the industry's first test flight using 100% sustainable aviation fuel in 777 with a 2018 cargo plane. To encourage the use of cleaner fuels, Boeing began offering customers the option to operate commercial delivery flights with sustainable aviation fuels in 2019, as a sign of its commitment to reducing carbon emissions.

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