Monterey, Calif. / March 30, 2021 / AVIATION NEWS – Avfuel Corporation is proud to now supply Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM on a consistent basis to its branded FBO, Monterey Jet Center (KMRY), in Monterey, Calif.
The FBO received its first load of the fuel on March 11, marking the beginning of a new era for the Avfuel Network in sustainability: “Avfuel’s provided a number of demonstrative SAF loads over the years, but this is our first opportunity—through Neste MY SAF—to regularly provide the fuel for a customer,” said Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s manager of alternative fuels. “We look forward to collaborating with Neste and Monterey Jet Center to ensure the logistics behind supplying Neste MY SAF are streamlined and efficient as we prepare to extend this offering to other customers.”
Each truckload of SAF that Avfuel delivers to Monterey Jet Center will provide a 22 metric ton reduction in carbon emissions over the lifecycle compared to petroleum-based jet fuel—the equivalent of making five passenger vehicles zero emissions for one year. SAF is the most effective way to reduce a flight’s carbon footprint; and, in the future, SAF could deliver up to 80% less greenhouse gas emissions versus traditional jet fuel if used in its neat form.
“We’re very pleased to be at the forefront of efforts to mitigate the environmental footprint of aviation operators around the globe,” said Matthew Wright, general manager of Monterey Jet Center. “Our collaboration with the Monterey Regional Airport, Neste and Avfuel has been long in development. To do our part in leading the way for the future of aviation fuel was important to us so that we could actually make a difference for future generations, and offer flight departments and operators a real pathway for decreasing their impact on the environment.”
This landmark fuel load comes just two months after Avfuel and Neste announced a strategic partnership to supply more SAF to the business aviation market. Through their agreement, Neste will provide Avfuel with sufficient SAF in volumes able to meet the growing demands of its customers, making Avfuel one of the first United States companies able to supply the fuel on a regular basis. Neste expects to have the capacity to produce some 1.5 million tons (515 million gallons) of SAF annually by 2023.
Neste MY SAF is made from sustainably sourced, renewable waste and residue materials—such as used cooking oil. It is a drop-in fuel that, once blended with petroleum jet fuel, meets ASTM D-1655 specification for jet fuel. This makes Neste MY SAF an optimum solution to directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft, requiring no extra costs, modifications or changes to the aircraft or fuel distribution procedures.
“We are thankful to the Neste and Monterey Jet Center teams who have joined Avfuel in leading the charge in sustainability,” said Craig Sincock, Avfuel’s CEO and president. “Making sustainable aviation fuel regularly available to sustainably-minded operations is the best way to reduce carbon emissions at the source. Together, we’re not just facilitating the supply chain of a new product, we’re facilitating a cleaner, brighter future for aviation and our communities—and that’s something of which the Avfuel team couldn’t be more proud.”
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 CORPORATION
Avfuel provides fuel and services—including sustainable fuel and initiatives—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 FBOs. 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.
Neste (NESTE, Nasdaq Helsinki) creates solutions for combating climate change and accelerating a shift to a circular economy. We refine waste, residues and innovative raw materials into renewable fuels and sustainable feedstock for plastics and other materials. We are the world’s leading producer of renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge. We aim at helping customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and circular solutions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. As a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products with a commitment to reach carbon-neutral production by 2035, we are also introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as waste plastic as refinery raw materials. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2020, Neste’s revenue stood at EUR 11.8 billion, with 94% of the company’s comparable operating profit coming from renewable products. Read more: neste.com