Air Company Makes Sustainable aviation fuel from Co2
JetBlue has committed to buying millions of gallons of carbon-neutral SAF from Air Company, which creates fuel from carbon dioxide. Olivia Palamountain reports. US airline JetBlue is accelerating its transition to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) thanks to a new agreement with Air Company, a carbon technology company that creates carbon-negative alcohols and fuels from carbon dioxide (CO2). JetBlue will purchase 25 million gallons of Air Company’s pioneering Airmade SAF over five years, from 2027.SAF that is currently available from other companies offers approximately 80 per cent reduction in emissions per net gallon on a lifecycle basis.The value of Air Company’s technology and its potential to rapidly scale SAF supply by creating renewable fuels from captured CO2 can also be seen in its list of launch partners which include respected organizations across multiple industries including military and commercial aviation. This advancement offers an additional path to achieving commercial viability for SAF in the mainstream, which will be key to the aviation industry’s net-zero goals. Air Company joins JetBlue’s growing list of SAF partnerships as it advances its goal to convert 10 per cent of its total fuel usage to SAF on a blended basis by 2030 and reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.