Biofuels – Avfuel and Sheltair Cowl SAF Bases for NBAA-BACE 

Avfuel had two truckload deliveries of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation GasolineTM to its branded FBO, Sheltair, at Orlando Govt Airport (KORL) the week of October 10. The deliveries offered a complete of 16,000 gallons of SAF to the FBO for its prospects to make use of for greener operations surrounding enterprise aviation’s largest conference of the yr.

With one of many highest common mix ratios accessible in enterprise aviation thus far (30/70 SAF to petroleum-based jet gasoline), two truckloads of Neste MY SAF cut back carbon emissions by 38 metric tons throughout its lifecycle—the equal of the quantity of carbon emissions created by consuming 88 barrels of oil.

 “It’s all the time thrilling to welcome site visitors again to BACE in Orlando, however we’re particularly excited to have the ability to present our prospects with a sustainable possibility in SAF for the 2022 present,” mentioned Eddie Dussault, Sheltair Orlando’s basic supervisor.

“SAF is one of the best ways to scale back carbon emissions; by partnering with Avfuel to offer this product to our buyer base, we’re fueling the spirit of BACE with a focus on and dedication to sustainable operations.”

Whereas the SAF deliveries to Sheltair ORL helped any operator flying in and fueling up on the FBO to pick a sustainable different, Avfuel additionally coordinated with Sheltair and Embraer to offer one additional load of Neste MY SAF to the OEM through Sheltair’s Melbourne (KMLB) FBO.

Moreover, Avfuel offered one further load to Textron Aviation at its Wichita, Kansas, headquarters. The OEMs used the SAF for plane flying in for NBAA-BACE’s static show. Every load was delivered the week of October 3 and had been along with the constant provide relationships Avfuel and Neste maintain with these OEMs.

“The Avfuel crew is proud to have the potential to offer 4 additional full a great deal of SAF surrounding NBAA-BACE,” mentioned Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s supervisor of other fuels.

“After all, this wouldn’t be attainable with out Sheltair’s coordination to assist prospects fly sustainably, Neste’s dedication to SAF manufacturing, and the OEMs’ dedication to scale back emissions. Collectively, we’re in a position to keep away from including 76 metric tons of carbon emissions into the environment over the gasoline’s lifecycle with the 4 masses—that’s the quantity of carbon created by charging practically 9.25 million smartphones*, which is basically astounding if you put SAF’s profit into perspective.”

Whereas a lot of the SAF provide relies on the West Coast, that is hardly the primary time Avfuel and Sheltair have partnered to carry the sustainable choice to operations fueling alongside the East Coast.

In 2019, the 2 firms first partnered to carry SAF to operators headed oversees for EBACE; then, in 2021, Avfuel, Sheltair and Embraer collaborated to make sure constant provide of the gasoline to the OEM’s headquarters in Melbourne, Florida, with Sheltair’s FBO receiving, storing and dealing with the gasoline.

With sustainability top-of-mind, Avfuel additionally dedicated to offsetting its 2021 carbon emissions from scope 1 and a pair of actions (i.e., power used on its campuses and by firm automobiles), together with the carbon emissions created from using its owned transport vehicles for gasoline deliveries and company plane utilization.