Alaska Airlines has signed with Hawai`i BioEnergy to purchase sustainable biofuel for its aircraft. Founded in 2006, Hawai`i BioEnergy is a consortium of three of Hawaii's largest landowners and three venture capital companies who plan to use locally grown feedstocks to produce biofuels. Alaska expects to begin procuring sustainable jet fuel for its Hawaii flights “possibly as soon as fall 2018”. Keith Loveless, Alaska Air Group's EVP and general counsel, said: "Beyond the environmental advantages, it improves the fuel supply integrity in the state of Hawaii, which will allow for the further growth of our airline operations throughout the Islands." The feedstock for the biofuel is anticipated to be “woody biomass-based”.