SEA-TAC Sustainable Aviation Fuel Study

In 2016, the Port of Seattle, Alaska Airlines and Boeing embarked on a mission to make SEA-TAC Airport one of the first in the world to offer a reliable supply of aviation biofuels to its passenger and cargo airlines.

Because these biofuels are not produced yet in Washington State, they must be imported by truck, rail or barge, and then blended with regular petroleum-based jet fuel. Argus Consulting was selected to serve on a team with WSP/Parsons Brinckerhoff, 3 Square Blocks and PT & C to conduct a feasibility study to identify the best approach to deliver aviation biofuel to the SEA-TAC fuel hydrant system. Argus identified and evaluated three primary sites that could support the receipt, blending, storage and delivery infrastructure required to supply Sea-Tac airport with up to 100 million gallons per year after 2025 of aviation biofuel.