Avfuel supplying Neste MY SAF at Monterey Jet Center
In the United States (US), Avfuel Corporation, a leading independent and global aviation fuel and services supplier, has announced that it has begun supplies of Neste's "MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel" (SAF) on a consistent basis to its branded fixed-base operators (FBO), Monterey Jet Center (KMRY), in Monterey, California (CA).
According to a statement, the FBO received its first load of fuel on March 11, 2021, marking the beginning of a new era for the Avfuel Network in sustainability.
Avfuel’s provided a number of demonstrative SAF loads over the years, but this is our first opportunity—through Neste MY SAF—to regularly provide the fuel for a customer. We look forward to collaborating with Neste and Monterey Jet Center to ensure the logistics behind supplying Neste MY SAF are streamlined and efficient as we prepare to extend this offering to other customers, said Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s manager of alternative fuels.
Each truckload of SAF that Avfuel delivers to Monterey Jet Center will provide a 22-tonne reduction in carbon emissions over the lifecycle compared to petroleum-based jet fuel. SAF is the most effective way to reduce a flight’s carbon footprint; and, in the future, SAF could deliver up to 80 percent less greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions versus traditional jet fuel if used in its neat form.
We’re very pleased to be at the forefront of efforts to mitigate the environmental footprint of aviation operators around the globe. Our collaboration with the Monterey Regional Airport, Neste, and Avfuel has been long in development. To do our part in leading the way for the future of aviation fuel was important to us so that we could actually make a difference for future generations, and offer flight departments and operators a real pathway for decreasing their impact on the environment, said Matthew Wright, General Manager of Monterey Jet Center.
This landmark fuel load comes just two months after Avfuel and Neste announced a strategic partnership to supply more SAF to the business aviation market. Through their agreement, Neste will provide Avfuel with sufficient SAF in volumes able to meet the growing demands of its customers, making Avfuel one of the first United States companies able to supply the fuel on a regular basis.
We are thankful to the Neste and Monterey Jet Center teams who have joined Avfuel in leading the charge in sustainability. Making sustainable aviation fuel regularly available to sustainably-minded operations is the best way to reduce carbon emissions at the source. Together, we’re not just facilitating the supply chain of a new product, we’re facilitating a cleaner, brighter future for aviation and our communities—and that’s something of which the Avfuel team couldn’t be more proud, said Craig Sincock, Avfuel’s CEO and President.