Avfuel delivers Aviation Biofuel to Orlando Executive Airport in time for Aviation Convention

Oct. 17, 2022
Neste MY SAF is made from 100 percent renewable waste and residue raw 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

Avfuel Corp. has completed delivery of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) to the Sheltair Aviation FBO (Fixed Base Operator) at the Orlando Executive Airport in time for the upcoming NBAA-BACE 2022 show.

Avfuel delivered 16,000 gallons of SAF to Sheltair to offer customers a cleaner fuel alternative during the business aviation’s largest convention of the year.

“It’s always exciting to welcome traffic back to BACE in Orlando, but we’re especially excited to be able to provide our customers with a sustainable option in SAF for the 2022 show,” said Eddie Dussault, Sheltair Orlando’s general manager. “SAF is the best way to reduce carbon emissions; by partnering with Avfuel to provide this product to our customer base, we’re fueling the spirit of BACE with a concentration on and commitment to sustainable operations.”

The Neste MY SAF has a 30 percent SAF to petroleum-based jet fuel blend. The company says that the two truckloads of Neste MY SAF can reduce carbon emissions by 38 metric tons across its lifecycle.

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Additionally, Avfuel worked with Sheltair and Embraer to provide an extra load of Neste MY SAF to the OEM through Sheltair’s Melbourne FBO and another to Textron Aviation at its Wichita, Kansas, headquarters. The SAF will be used for aircraft flying in for NBAA-BACE.

“The Avfuel team is proud to have the capability to provide four extra full loads of SAF surrounding NBAA-BACE,” said Keith Sawyer, Avfuel’s manager of alternative fuels. “Of course, this wouldn’t be possible without Sheltair’s coordination to help customers fly sustainably, Neste’s dedication to SAF production, and the OEMs’ commitment to reduce emissions. Together, we are able to avoid adding 76 metric tons of carbon emissions into the atmosphere over the fuel’s lifecycle with the four loads—that’s the amount of carbon created by charging nearly 9.25 million smartphones*, which is really astounding when you put SAF’s benefit into perspective.”

Neste MY SAF is made from 100 percent renewable waste and residue raw 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.