avfuel to fuel transatlantic operators headed to ebace

May 2, 2019

As a leader in the initiative to bring sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to market, Avfuel Corporation will make the fuel available to operators once again ahead of EBACE.

Operators flying to EBACE-dedicated destinations (such as Farnborough, England, Geneva, Switzerland, and others) from Sheltair at Farmingdale Airport (KFRG) will be able to fuel with SAJF from May 16 – 18 for a more sustainable transatlantic flight.

To date, Avfuel has received commitments from high-profile OEMs to fuel up and fly over to Europe using the product prior to departure, including Bombardier, Embraer and Textron.

In order to supply the product, Avfuel acquired a concentrated delivery of SAJF from Gevo, Inc., and blended it with petroleum-based jet fuel. This mixture was then tested for fuel quality and to ensure it met ASTM D1655 standards—simply making it jet fuel.

The difference is this product has a net benefit to the environment across its lifecycle. Created from corn starch, for every one million gallons of the concentrated SAJF that is produced, approximately 20 million pounds of animal feed and protein is sold into the food chain, and the final jet fuel product burns cleaner, reducing carbon emissions released into the atmosphere.

Those interested in learning more about sustainable alternative jet fuel are encouraged to visit Avfuel staff at EBACE in booth E89 where the fuel supplier’s manager of alternative fuels, Keith Sawyer, will be present. Sawyer will also be involved with a technical panel at EBACE and at Farnborough Airport’s SAJF event on May 18.