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Gevo supplies Avfuel with biojet for Banyan Air Service in Florida

In the United States (US), Avfuel Corporation, a leading independent and global aviation fuel and services supplier to all industry consumer groups has delivered sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Banyan Air Service (KFXE) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida where the fuel accounts for a two-tonne reduction in lifecycle carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, furthering sustainability goals for Banyan Air Service and Avfuel. The fuel was allotted to operators via commitments prior to its delivery.

Avfuel Corp, a leading independent and global aviation fuel and services supplier to all industry consumer groups has delivered sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Banyan Air Service (KFXE) in Fort Lauderdale, Florida (photo courtesy Banyan Air Service).

Banyan Air Service is a Fixed Base Operator (FBO )located at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (FXE) in Florida. To supply the fuel, Avfuel acquires a concentrated delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Gevo and blends it with petroleum-based jet fuel. This mixture is then tested for fuel quality and to ensure it meets all standards associated with jet fuel.

We’re thankful to work with our longstanding partners like Banyan on sustainability initiatives. The Banyan team provides exceptional services and we’re proud to help them provide this exclusive, environmentally-friendly product—via Gevo as a supply point—to its customers, once again demonstrating that aircraft can safely fly with SAF, said Joel Hirst, Vice President of Sales for Avfuel Corp.

In July 2018, Gevo and Avfuel entered into a long-term offtake agreement for Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet derived SAF. The SAF has a net benefit to the environment across its lifecycle. Created from corn starch, for every one million gallons of the concentrated SAF that is produced, approximately 10 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.

The product has a net benefit to the environment across its lifecycle. Created from corn starch, for every one million gallons of the concentrated SAF that is produced, approximately 10 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.

Avfuel continues to work diligently to source, test, blend, and ship Gevo’s SAF which continues to raise the awareness of SAF. These efforts are important because they show the viability of SAF and express to corporations that they have a choice when flying their corporate jets. This education shows other fixed based operators what they provide their customers, said Dr Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo.

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