Avfuel now supplying Neste SAF at Monterey Jet Center
Avfuel Corporation is now supplying Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to its FBO, Monterey Jet Center (KMRY), in California, US. The FBO received its first load of the fuel on March 11th, in what corporation said was the “beginning of a new era for the Avfuel Network in sustainability”.
Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s manager of alternative fuels, said: “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. 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 22t reduction in carbon emissions over the lifecycle compared with traditional jet fuel. That is the equivalent of making five passenger vehicles zero emissions for one year.
“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, 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 make a difference for future generations and offer flight departments and operators a real pathway for decreasing their impact on the environment.”
The first fuel load came two months after Avfuel and Neste announced a partnership to supply more SAF to the business aviation market. Through their agreement, Neste will provide Avfuel with enough SAF volume to meet the growing demands of its customers, making Avfuel one of the first US firms able to regularly supply the fuel.
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.
“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.”