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Sustainable Aviation Fuel



With a focus on innovation, Avfuel is leading the mission to further industry advancements, including bringing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to market. Toward this effort, Avfuel is proud to partner with Alder Fuels—a clean tech company that is pioneering first-of-its-kind technologies for producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at scale—and Neste—a leading provider of renewable and circular solutions—to bring SAF to the global marketplace.

Together, Avfuel and its production partners are responding to aviation’s demand for SAF, supporting aviation’s sustainability goals and enhancing supply availability at a commercial scale, filling an immense gap in the industry’s supply chain while affording a meaningful way to help fight climate change.

SAF is the most effective way to reduce a flight’s carbon footprint. It’s one more way to reach a business’ or airport’s sustainability goals, and earn good will amongst stakeholders and communities.

About Avfuel's SAF Supply

  • SAF meeting ASTM D1655 (jet fuel) standards is approved for use by the FAA. Please click here to view the FAA's Special Airworthiness Information Bulletin NE-11-56R4. 
  • Avfuel supplies SAF in partnership with Neste, which produces the concentrated Neste MY SAF product and blends it with petroleum-based jet fuel.      
  • This fuel is tested and certified for quality, and to ensure it meets ASTM D7566 and ASTM D1655 (jet fuel) standards.

  • The SAF offers an immediate way to directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft, requiring no new investments, modifications or changes to procedures; SAF works seamlessly with existing fueling infrastructure and aircraft engines. 
  • Avfuel uses its logistical distribution expertise to supply SAF to its customer base. 
  • Over the course of its partnership with Neste, the latter will provide Avfuel with SAF in volumes able to meet the growing demands of Avfuel’s customers, including FBOs, airports, flight departments, OEMs and commercial/cargo operators. This allows Avfuel to arrange supply to customers on a consistent basis.
  • Avfuel’s supply of Neste MY SAF is made from 100% renewable, sustainably-sourced waste and residue materials, such as used cooking oils, grease and rendered animal fats. 
  • In its pure form, Neste MY SAF can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80% compared to petroleum-based jet fuel. 
  • Once blended at a 35% ratio, Avfuel anticipates a 22 metric ton reduction in life cycle carbon emissions per truck load.
  • Avfuel’s newest partnership with Alder Fuels includes the largest offtake agreement in business aviation’s history at 1 billion gallons over 20 years.
  • Alder Fuels’ SAF is currently undergoing certification with supply availability projected for the first quarter of 2024.
  • Alder’s technology has the ability to produce a carbon-negative fuel that meets current jet fuel specifications while efficiently bringing SAF production to scale for global accessibility and cost efficiency.

Avfuel/Neste Partnership FAQs  |  Sustainable Aviation Fuel Guide  |  Sustainable Aviation Fuel FAQ 


About Neste: Neste has more than a decade of experience making SAF, and even more in renewable fuels. It is a recognized leader with a strong, proven track record of safety and sustainability. 


About Alder Fuels: Alder Fuels is a process technology and project development company in the low-carbon to negative-carbon energy industry. Alder is commercializing a process to produce bio crude oil that is low carbon and carbon negative depending upon the bio-feedstock, scalable, and cost-competitive with the petroleum it replaces. 

Avfuel | Neste: My Sustainable Aviation Fuel - Refueler Truck

Where will Avfuel Supply SAF?



To date, SAF availability has primarily focused on the West Coast of the U.S. from a terminal in Northern California; customers outside of this region will soon be able to purchase the fuel via Avfuel’s book and claim model, coming in 2021, and Avfuel looks forward to growing SAF availability on a global scale through its SAF-producing partners.


Continuous supply is now available at Ross Aviation (KTRM), ACI Jet (KSNA), Million Air Burbank (KBUR), Monterey Jet Center (KMRY), Del Monte Aviation (KMRY), Sonoma Jet Center (KSTS), Telluride Regional Airport (KTEX), Truckee Tahoe Airport District (KTRK) and Atlantic Aviation in Aspen (KASE). Additional locations forthcoming.

Watch, Listen & Learn




Sustainable Aviation Fuel: What It Is, Why It Matters
Watch the replay of this [email protected] webinar with Avfuel's Keith Sawyer, manager of alternative fuels, to get a quick lesson on the basics of SAF, including how it affects aircraft performance, how it decreases CO2 emissions, what the future will look like for those using SAF and more.
Watch the Webinar
SAF Podcast

Aviation Fuel Gets a Green Light

Listen in as Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s manager of alternative fuels, and Pratik Chandhoke, Neste’s technical services manager, renewable aviation, discuss how SAF helps turbine aircraft owners lower their carbon footprint in this episode of Business Aviation Advisor's Above & Beyond Podcast Series.
Listen to the Podcast

Book and Claim: SAF Wherever You Fly



Avfuel’s expanding SAF availability to customers throughout the world with its book and claim offering. Now, customers can buy a full truckload of SAF and receive credit for the emissions reductions benefit it provides no matter where they are in relation to where the fuel is delivered.

How it Works
With Avfuel’s book and claim program, a customer can purchase SAF (the claim) no matter where they’re located—paying the premium cost for SAF over jet fuel and, in return, receiving the credit for its use and applying it to their environmental, social and governance (ESG) scores. This SAF is taken off the book at an airport where the physical SAF molecules are held and being uplifted by customers who are simply paying for jet fuel and do not get to claim credit toward using SAF.

Customers who are interested in purchasing SAF through Avfuel’s book and claim program are encouraged to contact Keith Sawyer, manager of alternative fuels, at [email protected] or by reaching out to their designated area manager at 734.663.6466.

Read the Press Release    |    I Want SAF

Help Boost Availability



While Avfuel’s partnership with Alder Fuels and Neste will allow it to meet the growing demands of its customers, today, the industry still faces a significant shortage. How can you help?


» Ask your company or airport how you can help reduce emissions.

» Read the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Guide to learn about becoming an early adopter.

» Formalize commitments to purchase SAF with your home base or fuel supplier.

» Communicate your needs to Avfuel. 

» Monitor government regulatory activity for low carbon fuel standard credits and SAF incentives.


Avfuel’s Sustainability Efforts


 

2022: Avfuel invests in and partners with Alder Fuels in history-making agreement

2021: Avfuel partners with Neste

2020: Avfuel launched its Carbon Offset Program

2019: Avfuel provides demonstrative SAF loads

2018: Avfuel and Gevo enter into SAF agreement

2012: Avfuel Technology Initiatives Corporation founded

 

Avfuel works with the media and industry organizations on a frequent basis to educate on SAF’s benefits, feasibility and availability.

 

Learn More

Keith Sawyer, manager of alternative fuels | [email protected] | Mobile: 925.989.0479 | Avfuel's Office: 734.663.6466

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