Atlantic Aviation and Avfuel expand SAF supply in Colorado
Avfuel and FBO company Atlantic Aviation have made an agreement to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to all four of Atlantic’s Colorado locations.
This agreement adds three new SAF supply bases across the state, at Atlantic’s Montrose (KMTJ), Hayden/Steamboat (KHDN) and Aspen/Rifle (KRIL) bases. The two companies previously agreed supply of SAF through Neste for Atlantic’s Aspen base (KASE) in Colorado last year.
The blend used is “one of the highest average blend rations available in business aviation to date” according to Atlantic, with a ratio of 30/70 SAF to petroleum-based jet fuel. Each truckload of the blend reduces carbon emissions by 19 metric tons across its lifecycle, the equivalent to the amount of carbon captured by 22.5 acres of US forests per year.
“We view SAF as the most viable and impactful step toward enabling a greener future for our industry, and are committed to supporting customer sustainability goals accordingly,” said Brian Corbett, chief commercial and sustainability officer, Atlantic Aviation. “Striving to reduce our impact on the environment is a promise we’ve made to our customers, our staff and the communities we serve.”
Back in June, Avfuel agreed to buy 1bn gallons of SAF from low carbon fuel specialist Alder Fuels over 20 years. The multi-million-dollar deal represents the biggest publicly-announced SAF commitment to supply business aviation and will begin in early 2024.