RMI-CWR and SkyNRG Release Report on an Evaluation of Innovative Funding Mechanisms for SAJF Supply at the Port of Seattle and Other Airports

27 July 2017—Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room and SkyNRG recently released a study for the Port of Seattle (the Port) presenting 14 “co-benefit funding mechanisms,” to support the acquisition of low-carbon fuel at airports. The various options were ranked based on their feasibility and potential for funding generation. The Port, which is the operator of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac), has been active in fostering interest in supply of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) at Sea-Tac. The study reports that carbon dioxide emissions at the Sea-Tac could be reduced by about 23,300-31,000 metric tons annually through the use of SAJF in blends of just 1% of the total Sea-Tac jet fuel supply.

The report recommends that, as a next step, the Port engage stakeholders (e.g., airlines, governments, communities, and fuel suppliers) to determine the feasibility and efficacy of such options. To read the complete report, click here.

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