Jet operators invest in sustainable fuel ahead of EBACE


Operators are opting to go eco-friendly ahead of this year’s EBACE event in Geneva by investing in Avfuel’s sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF).

Operators flying to EBACE-dedicated destinations from Sheltair at Farmingdale Airport (KFRG) will be able to fuel with SAJF from May 16-18 for a more sustainable transatlantic flight.

To date, Avfuel has received commitments from high-profile OEMs to fuel up and fly over to Europe using the product prior to departure, with committed companies including Bombardier, Embraer and Textron.

In order to supply the product, Avfuel acquired a concentrated delivery of SAJF from Gevo Inc and blended it with petroleum-based jet fuel. This mixture was then tested for fuel quality and to ensure it met ASTM D1655 standards.

The difference is this product has a net benefit to the environment across its lifecycle. For every one million gallons of the concentrated SAJF that is produced, approximately 20 million pounds of animal feed and protein is sold into the food chain. The final jet fuel product burns cleaner, reducing carbon emissions released into the atmosphere.

Those interested in learning more about sustainable alternative jet fuel, visit Avfuel staff at EBACE in booth E89 where the fuel supplier’s manager of alternative fuels, Keith Sawyer, will be in attendance.

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