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Avfuel Expands SAF Reach with Supply at Truckee Tahoe Airport District

TRUCKEE, Calif. / May 4, 2021 / AVIATION NEWS – In an effort to expand the reach of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) throughout the industry and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in the region, Avfuel Corporation and Truckee Tahoe Airport District (KTRK)—an Avfuel-branded fuel provider—have partnered to provide a consistent supply of the fuel to the Truckee aviation community.

KTRK is the first general aviation airport in its region to make SAF available for jet and turbine aircraft that use the airport, significantly reducing greenhouse gas emissions and aligning with the airport’s sustainability goals.

“Truckee Tahoe Airport District has long practiced good stewardship with its community, helping to protect our serene environment,” said Kevin Smith, KTRK general manager. “As such, the airport has implemented a Greenhouse Gas Reduction initiative, which now includes SAF—the most effective way to directly reduce emissions. We are proud to partner with Avfuel on this initiative, doing our part to help make the world a cleaner place and our industry realize its carbon emission reduction goals.”

Truckee Tahoe Airport District received its first delivery of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM from Avfuel on April 28. Each truckload (approximately 8,000 gallons) of Avfuel’s Neste MY SAF provides a 22 metric ton reduction in carbon emissions over its lifecycle, which is the equivalent of making five passenger vehicles zero emissions for one year. SAF is the most effective way to reduce a flight’s carbon footprint. In the future, SAF could deliver up to 80% less greenhouse gas emissions over its lifecycle versus traditional jet fuel if used in its neat form.

Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s manager of alternative fuels, said, “Avfuel is excited to work with the Truckee Tahoe Airport District in expanding the reach of SAF. Together, we’re providing a cleaner solution that both provides significant emissions reductions and provides an educational opportunity on the environmental benefits and safety of SAF.”

Neste MY SAF is made from sustainably sourced, renewable waste and residue 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 aircraft, requiring no new investments, modifications or changes to the aircraft, fuel distribution procedures or airport fuel storage tanks.

Those interested in learning more about sustainable aviation fuel are encouraged to visit or contact Keith Sawyer, manager of alternative fuels, at [email protected] for more information.


The Truckee Tahoe Airport District is a bi-county Special District that manages the Truckee Tahoe Airport, an FAA designated public general aviation airport straddling both Nevada and Placer County lines. The Truckee Tahoe Airport is situated approximately two miles southeast of Truckee, California, and seven miles north of Lake Tahoe. TTAD has been providing a high quality, safe facility for pilots, visitors, and the community since 1958, and is committed to offering the best small, mountain airport experience in the country.


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 45 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 (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 renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel, developing chemical recycling to combat the plastic waste challenge. We aim at helping customers to reduce greenhouse gas emissions with our renewable and circular solutions by at least 20 million tons annually by 2030. As a technologically advanced refiner of high-quality oil products with a commitment to reach carbon-neutral production by 2035, we are also introducing renewable and recycled raw materials such as waste plastic as refinery raw materials. We have consistently been included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices and the Global 100 list of the world’s most sustainable companies. In 2020, Neste’s revenue stood at EUR 11.8 billion, with 94% of the company’s comparable operating profit coming from renewable products. Read more:


Avfuel Corporation: Marci Ammerman, Vice President Marketing, 734-663-6466, [email protected], Twitter: @Avfuel

Truckee Tahoe Airport District: Hardy S. Bullock, A.A.E., Director of Aviation & Community Services, 530-587-7940, [email protected]

Neste: Theodore Rolfvondenbaumen, Communications Manager, North America, 832-799 7029, [email protected],   Twitter: @NesteGlobal; @Neste_NA 


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