Renewable fuel producer Gevo has supplied sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Avfuel Corporation for the Banyan Air Service in Fort Lauderdale in the US state of Florida.
According to Avfuel, the fuel accounts for a two tonne reduction in lifecycle carbon dioxide emissions, supporting sustainability goals for both Banyan Air Service and Avfuel. The fuel was divided between operators via commitments before it was delivered.
“Avfuel continues to work diligently to source, test, blend and ship Gevo’s SAF, which continues to raise the awareness of SAF,” commented Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo. “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.”
“We’re thankful to work with our longstanding partners like Banyan on sustainability initiatives,” added Joel Hirst, vice-president of sales for Avfuel. “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.”
Avfuel acquires a concentrated delivery of SAF from Gevo and blends it with petroleum-based jet fuel. The blend is then tested for fuel quality and to ensure it meets all jet fuel standards.
Made from corn starch, for every one million gallons of concentrated SAF produced, around 10 million pounds of animal feed and protein is sold into the food chain. The final jet fuel burns cleaner, reducing carbon emissions released into the atmosphere.
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