JetBlue incorporates World Energy’s sustainable aviation fuel at LAX
JetBlue has entered into a new relationship with World Energy and World Fuel Services for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). JetBlue’s LAX flights using SAF started in July. This increase in the airline’s usage of SAF includes 1.5 million gallons of blended SAF a year for at least three years, accounting for approximately 5 percent of JetBlue’s LAX fuel.
This is the latest step for JetBlue as the airline works to achieve its environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) targets, including a goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2040.
Last year, JetBlue became the first major U.S. airline to achieve carbon neutrality on all domestic flying primarily through carbon offsets.
World Energy is supplying JetBlue fuel at LAX from its facility in Paramount, California. World Energy’s SAF is certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials to reduce emissions by up to 80 percent per gallon before being blended with petroleum jet fuel. Delivery of the fuel into LAX will be managed by World Fuel Services.
“JetBlue is taking aggressive action utilizing tools available today to deliver on their net-zero carbon emissions goals,” said Bryan Sherbacow, chief commercial officer for World Energy. “Expanding commercial use of sustainable aviation fuel is critical in changing the industry’s carbon outcomes. World Energy is excited to partner with JetBlue in fueling their success in transitioning to a zero-carbon aviation industry.”