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Avfuel expands SAF to Del Monte Aviation

Avfuel expands SAF to Del Monte Aviation
After crossing the Pacific, Diamondo Earthrounding's Diamond DA50 was fuelled with a 30 percent Neste MY SAF blend at Del Monte Aviation (KMRY), a full-service fixed-base operator (FBO) located at California’s Monterey Regional Airport (photo courtesy Diamondo Earthrounding).

In the United States (US), Avfuel Corporation (Avfuel), a leading independent and global aviation fuel and services supplier, is expanding its supply of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel to Del Monte Aviation (KMRY) in California. Avfuel now provides a consistent supply to the fixed-based operator.

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The announcement comes a little more than a year after the fuel supplier announced it would do the same for Monterey Jet Center (MRY) —Del Monte Aviation’s sister fixed-base operator (FBO) on the airport field and Avfuel’s first consistently-supplied SAF location.

Del Monte Aviation is pleased to offer aircraft owners and operators a low carbon alternative at the forefront of the shift toward a sustainable aviation industry, said Matthew Wright, VP of Del Monte Aviation.

We are the only FBO in the nation offering the highest available blend of SAF direct to customers because we store our Neste MY SAF in a dedicated tank. This pioneering approach is part of our commitment to helping our customers achieve real, immediate, beneficial impacts related to their carbon footprint from air travel, Matthew Wright said.

By expanding the availability of SAF at Monterey Regional Airport, Avfuel, Del Monte Aviation, and Monterey Jet Center can together support the green initiatives of the Monterey community and its eco-conscious clientele.

With over 200 000 gallons of SAF delivered so far, Del Monte has proven to be one of the global leaders in our commitment to reducing the CO2 impact of aviation operations through offering sustainable fuels, said Matthew Wright.

Reduce aviation emissions

Since Avfuel began supplying SAF to the airport last year, it has provided approximately 216 000 (US) gallons (≈ 813 000 litres) of fuel.

For Monterey Regional Airport’s operations, this volume of fuel equates to reducing carbon emissions by an estimated 513 tonnes.

What better way to celebrate completing our Pacific crossing than by fueling 30 percent SAF into our Diamond DA50 at Del Monte Aviation in MRY. Having a dedicated fuel truck supplying SAF to us and fellow aviators was a first on our Diamondo Earthrounding route around the globe, said Matthias Niederhäuser, partner of Diamondo Earthrounding, and consultant and data analyst of Niederhauser Solutions GmbH – Aviation.

Simply, sustainable aviation fuel is the most effective way to reduce a flight’s carbon footprint.

With our mission, we are linking and promoting ways to invest in sustainable aviation worldwide and we strongly believe more FBOs should follow Del Monte Aviation’s lead in making SAF physically available in high percentages, Matthias Niederhäuser said.

In the future, SAF could deliver up to 80 percent less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions over its lifecycle versus traditional jet fuel if used in its neat, concentrated form.

The entire Monterey community—from the FBOs and the airport, to its businesses and citizens—have been champions for sustainability and a natural launching pad for SAF in the Avfuel Network. We are so pleased to increase SAF’s footprint with additional supply at KMRY through Del Monte Aviation and thankful for its team’s tireless efforts toward reaching sustainable goals, commented Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s manager of alternative fuels.

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