ANN ARBOR, Mich. / February 8, 2022 / AVIATION NEWS – The Avfuel Network is helping eco-conscious consumers drastically and immediately reduce carbon emissions through the use of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) when they fuel up for professional football’s 56th Big Game.
Three Avfuel-branded FBOs in close proximity to SoFi Stadium will have SAF on hand for professional football’s main event: Million Air Burbank (KBUR), ACI Jet-Orange County (KSNA) and Castle & Cooke Aviation (KVNY).
The fuel supplier keeps consistent inventory of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM* at Million Air Burbank (featuring a carbon-neutral facility) and ACI Jet-Orange County, and will provide Castle & Cooke Aviation’s Van Nuys location with SAF specifically for the event.
Avfuel anticipates it will deliver seven truckloads (approximately 56,000 gallons) of SAF between the three locations for the event, though additional loads beyond that are possible based upon demand. SAF is the most effective way to reduce a flight’s carbon footprint—seven truckloads of the fuel would provide a 133 metric ton reduction in carbon emissions over the fuel’s lifecycle. This provides the same climate benefit as reducing the emissions from 28.9 passenger vehicles to zero over the course of a year. In the future, SAF could deliver up to 80% less greenhouse gas emissions over its lifecycle versus traditional jet fuel if used in its neat, concentrated form.
Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s manager of alternative fuels, said, “We are proud to collaborate with our branded FBO partners and Neste to provide operators with accessible options for fueling with SAF during one of the year’s largest events. The emissions reductions SAF provides are real and immediate, and will help sustainably-minded operators fuel up in a way that aligns with their corporate social responsibility goals.”
To further help operators reach net-zero, Avfuel also offers a voluntary carbon offset program. For a small additional per-gallon fee, operators can purchase carbon credits that invest in green projects. Every carbon credit purchased offsets approximately 100 gallons of jet fuel. Those interested in purchasing carbon credits can visit Avfuel.com/Offset.
*Neste MY SAF is made from sustainably sourced, renewable waste and residue materials—such as used cooking oil. It is a fully approved drop-in fuel that, once blended with petroleum jet fuel, meets ASTM D-1655 specification for conventional jet fuel and performance standards under all operating conditions. This makes Neste MY SAF an optimum solution to directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft, requiring no new investments, modifications or changes to the aircraft, fuel distribution procedures or airport fuel storage tanks.
Those interested in learning more about sustainable aviation fuel are encouraged to visit Avfuel.com/SAF 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
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Neste: Theodore Rolfvondenbaumen, Communications Manager, North America, 832-799 7029, [email protected], www.neste.com, facebook.com/NesteUS, Twitter: @NesteGlobal; @Neste_NA