Avfuel Marks First Flight Department Delivery of SAF
WILMINGTON, Del. / September 10, 2020 / GENERAL AVIATION NEWS – Avfuel Corporation demonstrates its continued commitment to driving sustainability forward with a delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Atlantic Aviation at New Castle Airport (KILG) for one of the airport’s private flight department tenants. This marks the fuel supplier’s first such delivery for a corporate flight department customer following an array of demonstrations with FBOs, airports, OEMs and charter companies.
Delivered on September 9, the 7,300-gallon load of SAF makes for a two metric ton reduction in CO2 emissions for the customer, supporting a mutual mission to advance sustainability goals.
“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”
This latest offtake demonstration comes ahead of the Virtual 2020 Business Aviation Sustainability Summit in which Avfuel is a featured panelist. More information on the summit and registration can be found here.
Avfuel has a dedicated team of professionals working diligently to source, test, blend and ship SAF for special offtake demonstrations and events throughout the business aviation community. To combat the greatest hurdle to SAF’s widespread adoption—availability—Avfuel continues to raise awareness with the hope of inspiring commitments to further encourage production.
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 more than 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.