January 7 (Renewable Now) - US company JetBlue Airways Corp (NASDAQ:JBLU) on Monday said it would this year start using sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Finland's Neste Oyj (HEL:NESTE) for its flights out of San Francisco International Airport.
Neste MY Renewable Jet Fuel is 100% made from waste and residue raw materials. Over its lifecycle, the fuel's carbon footprint is up to 80% smaller than that of fossil jet fuel. The fuel is also fully compatible with JetBlue's existing jet engine technology and fuel distribution infrastructure when blended with fossil jet fuel.
The announcement came as JetBlue said it will start offsetting carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from jet fuel for all its domestic flights in July 2020. JetBlue has offset over 2.6 billion pounds (1.18 tonnes) of CO2 emissions since 2008. With the new initiative, the company expects to offset an additional 15 billion-17 billion pounds of emissions annually.
As part of its offsetting program, JetBlue chooses projects around the world that will offset the use of jet fuel, including forestry, landfill gas capture, solar and wind projects.