Hawaiian Airlines to buy 50m gallons of SAF from Gevo


Hawaiian Airlines has partnered with biofuel company Gevo to buy 50m gallons of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) over five years. Gevo will begin deliveries to Hawaiian Airlines’ gateway cities in California in 2029.

Gevo said it expects to supply the airline from a facility in the midwestern US, which is yet to be built. The fuel sales agreement is subject to the conditions that Gevo develops, finances and builds the facility.

Peter Ingram, president and CEO, Hawaiian Airlines said: “This offtake agreement gets us one step closer to achieving our goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.”

Dr Patrick Gruber, CEO, Gevo said: “Gevo is pleased to welcome Hawaiian Airlines to our customer family of airlines that are working hard to achieve their net zero goals.” He added that by using Argonne National Laboratory’s Greenhouse Gasses, Regulated Emissions and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) method to calculate carbon emissions, it is helping companies achieve net zero targets.

According to Gevo, it will produce the SAF from a feedstock of inedible corn crops. The production process will also use renewable electricity and renewable natural gas.