Boeing has selected Epic Fuels to provide sustainable Jet-A fuel for its new-aircraft delivery program and has begun offering customers its use on delivery flights from its facilities in Washington State’s Puget Sound region, and eventually from its 787 facility in North Charleston, South Carolina.

Alaska Airlines, an early pioneer in embracing sustainable fuels, is the first participant in the Boeing initiative and later this year plans to take delivery of three 737 MAX aircraft powered by a blend of biofuel and traditional jet fuel.

“As a world-class fuel provider, Epic Fuels recognizes the need to find viable, sustainable and safe alternatives to petroleum-only based aviation fuel,” said Kai Sorenson, director of commercial sales. “We’ve gained tremendous working knowledge on the transport, safe handling and blending of biofuel. . . . Programs such as Boeing’s option to provide biofuel are made possible not only by their tireless commitment to protect the environment, but also because of the many demonstration flights in previous years that have helped to identify and fast-track technologies that can improve the environmental performance of alternative aviation fuels,” Sorenson added.