American Airlines, British Airways, Alaska Airlines, Japan Airlines, Qatar Airways, and Finnair have made a historic deal with Gevo for sustainable aviation fuel. 

They plan to purchase upwards of 200 million gallons of sustainable aviation fuel per year from Colorado-based renewable fuels producer Gevo.

The airlines will utilize the sustainable aviation fuel for operations in San Francisco, San Jose, Los Angeles, and San Diego. The delivery of the fuel is expected to commence in 2027. 

Gevo’s sustainable aviation fuel is expected to be produced by using inedible corn products that will be processed to create ethanol that will be converted into sustainable aviation fuel at three facilities that are currently under development in the Midwest of the United States. 

Dr. Patrick R. Gruber, Gevo’s Chief Executive Officer, says:

“When oneworld member airlines show they understand the importance of reducing fossil-carbon greenhouse gas emissions, they start making real changes in the industry. Eliminating fossil-based emissions from the life-cycle of jet fuel is our mission. Net-Zero SAF is what we all want. I’m pleased that oneworld is on board.”