Sourcing Renewables - January 6, 2022
JetBlue Provides Sustainable Aviation Fuel Certificates
JetBlue announced the launch of its “JetBlue Sustainable Travel Partners” program to provide corporations sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) certificates to show business travel emissions reduction.
The program, which includes inaugural customers Biogen, Deloitte, ICF, and Salesforce, is designed to help corporate travelers reduce their business travel emissions and meet their own corporate sustainability targets.
The program will also offer complimentary carbon offsetting on all domestic flights operated by JetBlue, personalized travel data and analysis for more accurate emissions reporting and consultation, and tools for custom planning and target-setting to support in making more sustainable travel decisions.
JetBlue has been flying regularly on SAF as a component of its fuel supply from its partners Neste out of San Francisco International Airport (SFO) since July 2020 and World Energy (SAF producer) and World Fuel Services (logistics supplier) out of Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) since July 2021.
JetBlue plans to speed up its transition to SAF with a deal with its partner SG Preston that will bring 67 million gallons of blended SAF a year to the Northeast over 10 years. Following this agreement, JetBlue leads the airline industry in committed SAF off-take based on a percentage of total fuel at roughly 8% and is on track to meet its goal of converting 10% of its total fuel use to SAF years ahead of its 2030 target.
Through the program, customers are helping source roughly 325,000 gallons of SAF, helping reduce 2,730 metric tons of CO2 emissions.
“As our business customers return to the skies, they increasingly have been asking for our support in meeting their net zero and sustainable travel goals," said Sara Bogdan, director of sustainability and environmental social governance, JetBlue in a statement. “We’re now extending these options to our corporate customers so that, for the first time, they can play a direct role in enhancing the sustainability of their air travel when flying with JetBlue.”