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Boom Supersonic, the company designing a passenger supersonic airliner, has signed a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) offtake agreement that will provide the company with up to five million gallons of SAF annually throughout the Overture flight test programme.

Boom developed Overture, a supersonic airliner, which will fly at speeds twice as fast as today’s commercial jets on 100% SAF.

Kathy Savitt, the President and chief business officer at Boom said sustainable aviation fuel is transforming air travel. She added Boom plans to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2025 and has already secured a total of 10 million gallons of SAF. Besides the latest agreement with Dimensional Energy, the company previously signed a similar deal with AIR COMPANY for up to five million gallons of SAF per year throughout the Overture flight test programme.
The company partnered with Dimensional Energy, which produces carbon-neutral fuels and products by recycling carbon dioxide.

“At Boom, we believe sustainable aviation fuel will be essential to the transformation of air travel,” said Kathy Savitt, President and Chief Business Officer at Boom, in a statement. “Our new collaboration with Dimensional Energy represents another important step to making sustainable supersonic flight a reality for millions of passengers in the coming years.”

Boom will leverage Dimensional Energy’s proprietary carbon utilisation technology and the Fischer-Tropsch process, which has proven to be an effective method to produce net zero carbon SAF from recycled carbon dioxide.

Milestone agreement

This agreement marks the latest milestone on Boom’s journey to sustainable supersonic flight. The company has already secured 10 million gallons of SAF. With plans to achieve net zero carbon by 2025, Boom is building on its progress. Specifically, the company achieved carbon neutrality through reduction initiatives and high-quality carbon credits in 2021.

The Overture is designed to fly at Mach 1.7 at an altitude of 60,000 feet, accommodating 65 to 80 passengers and offering a range of up to 4250 nautical miles (4888 miles or 7867 kilometers). Notably, it will operate entirely on sustainable
aviation fuel.

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