Avfuel delivers sustainable aviation fuel to a corporate customer for the first time

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Avfuel has delivered sustainable aviation fuel to New Castle Airport in Delaware, USA for the use of one of the airport’s private flight department tenants, the first time such a delivery has been made for a corporate flight department customer.

Delivered on September 9 to FBO Atlantic Aviation, the 7,300-gallon load of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), makes for a two metric ton reduction in carbon dioxide emissions for the customer.

“Avfuel is excited to expand its portfolio of SAF supply to include corporate flight departments, along with FBOs, OEMs and others,” said Jonathan Boyle, Avfuel’s vice president of contract fuel.

“It’s indicative of the continued interest we’re seeing in sustainability measures throughout business aviation. We are appreciative of the Atlantic Aviation team and our loyal customer for their collaboration in this important demonstration. Avfuel is proud to partner with these operations as a step toward making sustainable aviation fuel more attainable”

Avfuel sources concentrated SAF from Gevo and blends it with petroleum-based jet fuel. This mixture is then tested for fuel quality and to ensure it meets ASTM D1655 standards.

Gevo’s biofuel is produced from concentrated cornstarch. The biofuel producer estimates that for every one million gallons of concentrated SAF that is produced, around 10 million pounds of animal feed and protein is sold into the food chain, and the final jet fuel product burns cleaner, reducing carbon emissions released into the atmosphere.

The delivery follows an array of demonstrations with FBOs, airports, OEMs and charter companies.

To combat the greatest hurdle to SAF’s widespread adoption, availability, Avfuel is raising awareness of the fuel with the hope of inspiring commitments to further encourage production. The company has a team  working to source, test, blend and ship SAF for special offtake demonstrations and events for the business aviation community.

Those interested in learning more about sustainable aviation fuel are encouraged to visit here or contact Keith Sawyer, manager of alternative fuels, at ksawyer@avfuel.com for more information.

 

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