Boeing doubles its SAF purchase

Aircraft manufacturer Boeing has closed a deal with Neste to buy 5.6 million gallons (21.2 million liters) of blended sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to support its commercial operations in 2023. With this deal, Boeing more than doubled its SAF procurement of 2022.

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Boeing states that, by buying all this SAF, it is demonstrating its commitment to reduce its carbon footprint and catalyze the SAF industry. Sheila Remes, Boeing vice president of Environmental Sustainability: "This SAF procurement makes up 25% of Boeing's total jet fuel needs for last year including our production, delivery, Boeing ecoDemonstrator, and Dreamlifter flights, and we aim to increase that portion in the years to come."

The SAF that Boeing purchases from Neste is made from 100% renewable waste and residue raw materials, such as cooking oil and animal fat waste, and meets strict sustainability criteria.

In 2021, Boeing committed to deliver its commercial airplanes capable and certified to fly on 100% SAF by 2030.