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ANN ARBOR, Mich. / May 28, 2024 / AVIATION NEWS Avfuel Corporation—one of business aviation’s leading suppliers of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF)—marks a new milestone in its SAF supply journey, expanding its supply globally to three French airports.

With SAF supply agreements at Paris Le Bourget Airport (LBG), Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD) and Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport (CFE), operators can now choose to fuel in a way that significantly reduces their flight’s lifecycle carbon emissions. Avfuel’s customers can consistently purchase SAF at all three locations via its Avfuel Contract Fuel program.

“Providing meaningful opportunities to reduce carbon emissions is incredibly important to Avfuel and, increasingly so, to its customers,” said C.R. Sincock, II, Avfuel’s executive vice president. “We’re a global company, so expanding SAF access to our customer base beyond North America’s borders has been a tremendous focus for our team.”

The provision of SAF in France came just ahead of EBACE, supplementing the convention’s immense focus on sustainable aviation operations. It also provides an important opportunity for operators across the globe to fuel smarter and cleaner when travelling for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Avfuel’s SAF supply, produced in France, averages a blend ratio of 30% SAF to 70% traditional jet fuel. Made from a tallow feedstock, like used cooking oils, the fuel in its concentrated form provides up to a 90% reduction in carbon emissions across its lifecycle. This is comparable to Avfuel’s SAF supply in the U.S., which means a 4,000-litre uplift of the blend in a large business jet would create approximately a 2.5 metric ton reduction in carbon emissions. That reduction provides the same environmental benefit as recycling 109 bags of waste instead of placing them in a landfill.  

“We’re incredibly active in the sustainable aviation fuel market and are proud to be a top supplier to business aviation operations,” said Sincock. “At the same time, our team understands there’s much work yet to be done—to help foster wider adoption of the fuel, we’re always looking for ways to grow both SAF access and production. Our SAF expansion into the European market reflects that focus.”

In line with this initiative, Avfuel has made significant investments in new fuel technology companies as of late, including next-generation SAF feedstocks and power sources. Such companies include: VerdeGo Aero, which is developing hybrid-electric power sources that run on SAF; AIR COMPANY, which is focused on power-to-liquid SAF (or e-SAF) by using carbon from the air to make jet fuel; Alder Renewables, which is focused on producing SAF with woody biomass; and others.

Avfuel’s SAF availability in France is in addition to consistent supply at 17 airports and FBOs in the United States, along with robust supply to numerous OEMs and corporate flight departments. SAF availability can be found by visiting the fuel finder on Avfuel.com.

Those looking to not only purchase SAF, but also manage their carbon portfolio, are encouraged to participate in Avfuel’s new streamlined sustainability program: AvfuelZero. With a simple five-step process—assess emissions, set targets, reduce emissions, report reductions and audit compliance—Avfuel’s ESG experts can help operators looking to enhance their sustainability efforts, whether they’re just getting started or are well on their way. More information is available at Avfuel.com/Zero.

To discuss sustainable aviation fuel, Avfuel’s Keith Sawyer, manager of alternative fuels, will be exhibiting with the fuel supplier at EBACE in booth G72. He’s also available to provide more information on SAF by emailing [email protected].

 

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 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 3,500 locations worldwide and 675+ 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.

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