Alaska Airlines makes significant investment in sustainable aviation fuel

posted on 3rd August 2022 by Eddie Saunders
Alaska Airlines makes significant investment in sustainable aviation fuel

Alaska Airlines announced today it has finalized an agreement with biofuel company Gevo Inc., to purchase its most significant sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) offtake commitment to date – 185 million gallons of SAF over five years starting in 2026.

This agreement was developed alongside others in the oneworld alliance.

“Using sustainable aviation fuel is a significant part of Alaska’s five-part path to reach net zero carbon emissions, and alongside others in the oneworld alliance, we are committed to creating a more sustainable future for aviation,” said Diana Birkett Rakow, senior vice president of public affairs and sustainability at Alaska Airlines.

“SAF is the most immediate path we have toward decarbonization of aviation, but we recognize there is significant work required ahead – including public policy action – to make SAF a viable, affordable option at scale.”

“Alaska is proud to play a role in advancing this critical market for sustainable aviation fuels,” said Ann Ardizzone, vice present of supply chain at Alaska Airlines.

“Making SAF commercially viable at scale requires strong partners and action on all fronts. We appreciate the partnership of suppliers like Gevo in tackling this challenge.”