Alaska Air to Use SAF in Demo Flight - Smart Energy Decisions

Sourcing Renewables  -  July 18, 2022

Alaska Air to Use SAF in Demo Flight

Alaska Air Group Inc., Microsoft Corp. and Twelve signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to collaborate on advancing the market for sustainable aviation fuels (SAF) to include fuels derived from recaptured CO2 and renewable energy.

The three companies are working toward a commercial demonstration flight in the U.S. powered by Twelve's E-Jet.

Twelve, a carbon transformation company, Alaska, and Microsoft will work to advance production and use of Twelve's E-Jet, a low carbon jet fuel produced by a power-to-liquids process leveraging the company's carbon transformation technology, which uses only renewable energy, water, and CO2 as inputs to transform CO2 into a variety of critical chemicals and materials conventionally made from fossil fuels. 

There will be a demonstration flight using E-Jet and to supply the fuel to address some of Microsoft's business travel in Alaska.

"Alaska is on a path to net zero by 2040, which will require sustainable aviation fuels like Twelve's E-Jet®," said Diana Birkett Rakow, senior vice president of public affairs and sustainability at Alaska Airlines, in a statement. "We are committed to making SAF more widely available, at an affordable price, helping bring new alternatives to market, and using these fuels in our operation – a path that requires public policy action and private partnerships like this one. We're excited to work with Twelve and Microsoft to advance Twelve's E-Jet® fuel, turning captured CO2 and renewable energy into fuel for our airplanes." 

E-Jet is a fuel with over 80% lower lifecycle emissions. In March, Shopify announced the first purchase of E-Jet® through the company's Sustainability Fund.

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