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Gulfstream Announces First Sale of SAF

19 March 2019 – Earlier this year, Gulfstream announced that it would begin to offer SAF to customers at their Long Beach facility and, last week, Gulfstream announced it had made its first sale of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The customer purchased approximately 3,000 gallons of SAF produced by World Energy to be used in their Gulfstream G550. Gulfstream has used SAF intermittently in demonstration activities since 2012, and regularly for operations from its Savannah, GA headquarters since 2016, and will start using it on large-cabin aircraft completions flights departing Long Beach Airport. Gulfstream’s promotion of SAF is aligned with the industry goals and directly supports the goals of the business aviation industry.

Read Gulfstream’s press release here.

Boeing Offering Alternative Fuel for New Plane Deliveries

19 March 2019 – In support of the industry’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Boeing will offer customers the option of fueling the delivery of new commercial jets with alternative jet fuel. Alaska Airlines will be the first customer to take advantage of the opportunity by using alternative jet fuel produced by World Energy when it takes delivery of three new commercial airplanes this year. EPIC Fuels will ship World Energy’s fuel from Paramount, CA to Boeing’s delivery center in Seattle and Everett, WA. CAAFI welcomes the initiative as further encouragement for the widespread adoption and use of sustainable aviation fuels.

Read Boeing’s press release here.

Sweden Proposes GHG Reduction Mandate for Aviation Fuel

19 March 2019 – Sweden joins France and Spain as countries proposing aviation biofuel mandates. As part of Sweden’s goal of being fossil-free by 2045, they have proposed introducing a greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction mandate for aviation fuel sold in Sweden. Mandated reductions would begin in 2021 at less than 1% and increase to 27% in 2030. Mandates can assist and are one approach to achieving the industry’s goals of carbon neutral growth from 2020 and a 50% reduction of net carbon emissions from aviation by 2050.

Read more here.

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