NASHVILLE, Tenn. / January 25, 2023 / AVIATION NEWS – Avfuel Corporation will share its SDC aisle with Neste this year, as the companies’ joint effort to reduce aviation’s carbon emissions enters its third year.
Moving forward to create an efficient, continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the United States and beyond, Neste will continue to provide Avfuel with SAF in volumes able to meet the growing demands of its customers in 2023, while Avfuel will continue as a branded SAF distributor for Neste, selling its product under the brand name Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM.
Craig Sincock, president and CEO of Avfuel, said, “I couldn’t be more proud of the progress Avfuel and Neste have collectively made the past two years to advance the availability of sustainable aviation fuel. It has required an extensive amount of collaboration, logistical expertise and joint educational efforts, which have paid dividends for our environment. I think I can speak for both companies when I say we are thrilled to continue along this trajectory, helping to further expand SAF’s availability in the months and years to come.”
“Together, Avfuel and Neste have been chartering a transformational journey for business aviation, enabling customers to have easy access to sustainable aviation fuel and reduce their carbon footprint meaningfully,” Michael Sargeant, vice president, Renewable Aviation Americas at Neste, said. “As we are significantly increasing our capabilities around production and logistics with partners like Avfuel, we look forward to giving more business travelers the option to fly more sustainably, and helping the business aviation industry reach its net-zero goals by 2050.”
Since the collaboration began in 2021, Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM has helped original equipment manufacturers, corporate flight departments, fractional and commercial airlines, and fixed base operators reduce carbon emissions, with the SAF being delivered to 13 FBOs that hold consistent inventory of the fuel: Hillsboro Aviation (KHIO), ACI Jet (KSNA), Million Air Burbank (KBUR), Monterey Jet Center (KMRY), Del Monte Aviation (KMRY), Sonoma Jet Center (KSTS), Telluride Regional Airport (KTEX), Truckee Tahoe Airport District (KTRK), Atlantic Aviation in Aspen (KASE), Rifle (KRIL), Haden (KHDN), Montrose (KNTJ) and Thermal (KTRM). While the geographic availability of SAF molecules continues to expand, Avfuel has created a book-and-claim program to help increase availability of the fuel’s emissions reduction benefits, and supplied SAF to high-profile events, both helping to spur greater demand.
With one of the highest average blend ratios available in business aviation to date (30/70 SAF to petroleum-based jet fuel), each truckload of Neste MY SAF from Avfuel reduces carbon emissions by 19 metric tons across its lifecycle.
SAF is the most effective way to reduce the carbon footprint of air travel. Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel can reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 80%* compared to fossil jet fuel if used in its neat, concentrated form. It is a today solution, commercially available and in use worldwide.
Neste MY SAF is made from sustainably sourced, 100% renewable waste and residue raw 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 air travel, requiring no new investments, modifications or changes to 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.
*Calculated with established life cycle assessment (LCA) methodologies, such as CORSIA methodology.
ABOUT AVFUEL CORPORATION
Avfuel provides fuel and services—including sustainable fuel and other sustainability initiatives—to the global aviation industry and is the leading independent supplier in the United States. Established as a supply and logistics company
50 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 IN BRIEF
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 sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel and developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge. We aim at helping customers to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and circular solutions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. Our ambition is to make the Porvoo oil refinery in Finland the most sustainable refinery in Europe by 2030. We are introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as liquefied waste plastic as refinery raw materials. We have committed to reaching carbon-neutral production by 2035, and we will reduce the carbon emission intensity of sold products by 50% by 2040. We also have set high standards for biodiversity, human rights and supply chain. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2021, Neste’s revenue stood at EUR 15.1 billion. Read more: neste.com
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