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Avfuel to demonstrate viability of sustainable aviation fuel in Wyoming, US

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US aviation fuel and services provider Avfuel will demonstrate the viability of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at Jackson Hole Airport in Wyoming, US at the start of September.

On 3 and 4 September, Avfuels will offer SAF to operators fuelling at the Wyoming airport in an effort to further business aviation’s carbon neutrality goals. The company will supply 7,300 gallons of SAF to fixed-based operator (FBO) Jackson Hole Aviation for operators flying to and from the airfield during the demonstration days.

“We’re committed to raising awareness on the viability of sustainable aviation fuel,” said Keith Sawyer, manager of alternative fuels for Avfuel. “Events like these show that the product exists, it is safe, it is simply jet fuel and it provides a great benefit to our environment. By raising awareness, we’re hoping to garner commitments from more operators to use SAF and present those commitments to producers, in essence saying: ‘Here are our customers. The demand is there. We simply need the supply.’”

Avfuel sources its SAF from Gevo, and then blends it with petroleum-based jet fuel. The blend is then tested for fuel quality and to ensure it meets ASTM D1655 standards. The company hopes to encourage further production of SAF by raising awareness through the demonstration days.

The event is being held in conjunction with the airport’s ribbon cutting ceremony for its new underground stormwater detention and filtration system, which will capture stormwater runoff from the airport to preserve the surrounding environment.