The Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines and Boeing are partnering to move toward a significant environmental goal: powering every flight fueled at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with sustainable aviation biofuel. Sea-Tac is the first major airport in the U.S. to systematically evaluate and develop infrastructure to bring aviation biofuel to the airport for use by all carriers for all flights
Aviation biofuel is the key to meeting the Port’s Century Agenda goal to reduce aircraft-related emissions at Sea-Tac Airport by 25 percent. Aviation biofuels have a lifecycle carbon footprint that is typically 50 to 80 percent lower than regular jet fuel.
These biofuels are not produced yet in Washington State and must be imported by truck, rail, or barge. The fuel must then be blended with regular petroleum-based jet fuel before it can be used in aircraft and regular fueling infrastructure.
Sea-Tac will be among the first airports in North America to systematically evaluate and develop infrastructure to bring aviation biofuels to the airport and develop a commercial-scale program.
Sea-Tac is a leader in reducing its own environmental footprint, and has worked closely with airlines and partners to reduce emissions from petroleum fuels by investing in electric charging stations for ground support equipment and infrastructure to reduce aircraft idling, such as pre-conditioned air.