Boom Supersonic Announces First Fully Carbon-Neutral Aircraft Program, XB-1

March 6, 2020 – Boom Supersonic, an aerospace company with the goal of building history’s fastest supersonic airliner, announced that its XB-1 test program would be fully carbon-neutral with the use of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) and carbon offsetting. With the XB-1 program, Boom is integrating environmental considerations throughout the aircraft’s design, testing and operation. Blake Scholl, Founder and CEO of Boom, says the company is on a mission to make the world dramatically more accessible through supersonic travel. In January of 2019, Boom successfully conducted a series of ground tests running XB-1 engines using a blend of more than 80% SAF that confirmed the XB-1 program could safely use SAF. In June of last year, Boom announced its partnership with Prometheus Fuels to supply SAF during the remainder of the XB-1 test program. Prometheus’ technology removes carbon dioxide from the air and uses electricity produced from solar and wind sources to turn it into jet fuel. Boom plans to debut the first independently developed civil supersonic aircraft this summer.

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