As the world faces a huge climate crisis many large companies are moving towards more sustainable practices as well as pushing for more sustainable development. They are doing this by tweaking the necessary, everyday things they have to do in order to replace them with more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices. Sustainable aviation fuel or, SAF, is supplied by SkyNRG and produced from waste oil. The partnership details that Microsoft will purchase SAF credits from SkyNRG and the SAF will be delivered to the airport fueling system used by Alaska Airlines.
Two of the companies leading this effort are Alaskan Airlines and Microsoft. The two companies have come together in a monumental partnership that uses SAF or sustainable aviation fuel to replace regular jet fuel on employee and business air travel. Alaskan airlines were the first in the aviation field to begin using SAF and over the past ten years have used SAF on more than 80 flights. Microsoft is a company dedicated to being carbon negative by 2030 and so the perfect partnership was born.
This partnership not only aimed to reduce the environmental impacts that air travel brings but also pushed to pave the way for other large companies who also rely on employee and business travel. This specific partnership applies to CO2 admissions from flights that follow the three most popular routes used by Microsoft employees, only proving to other companies that there is an ability to be sustainable without losing or changing so much.
Original Story, “Alaska Airlines and Microsoft sign partnership to reduce carbon emissions with flights powered by sustainable aviation fuel in key routes” Microsoft News Center, October 22, 2020.