16 December 2015 – Today, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Alaska Airlines and Boeing to launch a $250,000 Biofuel Infrastructure Feasibility Study, becoming the first U.S. airport to outline a long-term and cost effective alternative jet fuel plan.
The study will assess cost and infrastructure needs for the full-scale delivery and use of alternative jet fuel blends at Sea-Tac, further propelling the airport towards its long-term goal to power all flights in and out of the airport with sustainable jet fuel.
"As leaders in aviation biofuels, this will send a signal to airlines and biofuel producers that Sea-Tac Airport will be ready to integrate commercial-scale use of aviation biofuels," said Port of Seattle Commissioner John Creighton, who oversees Sea-Tac operations.
In the future, Sea-Tac plans to use study results to incorporate significant volumes of alternative jet fuel into its fueling infrastructure, used by all 26 airlines at the airport.
Read more about the Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines, and Boeing’s new alternative jet fuel partnership here.