JetBlue to buy sustainable fuel for New York operations

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JetBlue expects fuel delivery to begin in 2023. Photo Credit: JetBlue

JetBlue has reached an agreement with bioenergy developer SG Preston to deliver at least 670 million gallons of blended sustainable aviation fuel for its operations at the three New York-area airports over a 10-year period, the carrier announced.

The agreement, with which JetBlue expects fuel delivery will start in 2023, will convert 30% of JetBlue's fuel purchase across John F. Kennedy International, LaGuardia and Newark Liberty airports to sustainable fuel, according to the carrier.

Should delivery start in 2023, JetBlue would hit nearly 8% sustainable aviation fuel usage by the end of that year, "putting us well ahead of pace in reaching our goal of 10% SAF usage by 2030," according to JetBlue CEO Robin Hayes.

Using the fuel will cut about 1.5 million metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions over the 10-year period, according to JetBlue.

SG Preston is developing a facility in the Northeastern United States to develop fuel at a large scale out of waste fats, oils, greases and non-food oilseeds. JetBlue plans to invest more than $1 billion in purchasing fuel over the life of the agreement.

JetBlue previously has announced agreements with World Energy and World Fuel Services for sustainable aviation fuel for flights out of Los Angeles and with Neste for sustainable aviation fuel for flights out of San Francisco.

Source: Business Travel News

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