Avfuel Delivers First Sustainable Aviation Fuel Shipment to Bombardier’s Facility in Canada
MONTREAL, Canada / November 26, 2019 / GENERAL AVIATION NEWS – Avfuel is providing Bombardier with an inaugural shipment of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to support the company’s long-standing commitment toward the environment. This aligns with Avfuel’s ongoing efforts to work with leading original equipment manufacturers on sustainability efforts.
In total, Avfuel supplied 7,300 gallons (27,600 liters) of SAF to Bombardier to fuel its new customer aircraft deliveries. In total, the sustainable product provided a two metric ton reduction in life cycle CO2 emissions.
“Working with leading OEMs, like Bombardier, is an opportunity for Avfuel and business aviation as a whole to meet sustainability goals,” said C.R. Sincock, executive vice president for Avfuel. “We are appreciative of the Bombardier team for its willingness to participate in this initiative, for its professionalism in working with Avfuel on the logistics, and for the work it’s doing on green initiatives.”
Supply of SAF continues to be the most challenging hurdle to bringing the product to market on a commercial scale. As such, Avfuel hopes raising awareness through initiatives such as this will help inspire commitments by operators to use the product. By creating the demand, Avfuel’s aim is to encourage further production for greater sustainable representation in the fuel supply chain.
Those interested in learning more about sustainable aviation fuel are encouraged to visit avfuel.com/Fuel/Alternative-Fuels or contact Keith Sawyer, manager of alternative fuels, at [email protected] for more information.
ABOUT AVFUEL’S SUSTAINABLE AVIATION FUEL
Avfuel sources it concentrated SAF from Gevo, Inc., and blends it with petroleum-based jet fuel. This mixture is then tested for fuel quality and to ensure it meets ASTM D1655 standards. The product has a net benefit to the environment across its lifecycle. Created from cornstarch, for every one million gallons of the concentrated SAF that is produced, approximately 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.
ABOUT AVFUEL CORPORATION
Avfuel provides fuel and services to the global aviation industry and is the leading independent supplier in the United States. Established as a supply and logistics company 45 years ago, Avfuel is core competent in every aspect that surrounds the delivery of fuel – from refinery to wingtip. Avfuel combines global access with personalized service throughout a fueling network of more than 3,000 locations worldwide and 650+ Avfuel-branded dealers. Our 100% dedication to aviation demonstrates our passion and commitment to a global community that prospers on the movement of goods and services around the world.