Telluride regional airport in partnership with fuel supplier Avfuel Corporation became the first fixed base operator (FBO) in Colorado to make sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available to customers.
The FBO received its first demonstrative delivery of SAF from Avfuel on February 27 with two more following in March.
The airport has since begun to receive regular deliveries of Neste’s branded SAF supply from Avfuel—Neste MY SAF.
With the arrangement, Telluride can now consistently provide SAF for all jet and turbine aircraft that fly in to the airport in order to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and support sustainability goals.
“Our community desires to do its part in reducing carbon emissions,” said Kenneth Maenpa, Telluride’s airport manager. “As such, we are proud to be the first airport in Colorado to provide sustainable aviation fuel. Avfuel has worked diligently on the logistics for delivering SAF to Telluride Regional Airport, and we’re excited to announce this significant milestone that’s been three years in the making.”
Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s manager of alternative fuels, added: “Avfuel is thankful for the true partnership it has with the Telluride regional airport team, working together to provide cleaner solutions in one of the world’s most stunning natural environments.
“We congratulate the airport on being the first to provide SAF in the state of Colorado, which not only provides significant emissions reductions, but also raises awareness on the environmental benefits and safety of the product.”
Neste MY SAF is made from sustainably sourced, renewable waste and residue materials—such as used cooking oil.
It is a fully-approved drop-in fuel that, once blended with petroleum jet fuel, meets ASTM D-1655 specification for conventional jet fuel and performance standards under all operating conditions.
This makes Neste MY SAF a solution to directly reduce greenhouse gas emissions from aircraft, requiring no new investments, modifications or changes to the aircraft.
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