Avfuel To Offer SAF at Jackson Hole Aviation Next Week

 - August 28, 2019, 10:49 AM
Sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) will be available at Jackson Hole Aviation on September 3 and 4. Avfuel is making 7,500 gallons of SAF available at the Wyoming FBO and hopes to demonstrate demand for the cleaner-burning jet fuel. (Photo: Avfuel)

Avfuel will make 7,300 gallons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available to turbine business aircraft operators at Jackson Hole Aviation on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. The SAF demonstration is being held in conjunction with Jackson Hole (Wyoming) Airport’s ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new eco-friendly underground stormwater detention and filtration system on Tuesday.

“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 blends it with petroleum-based jet fuel to meet ASTM D1655 standards. The Gevo SAF is created from corn starch and “the final jet fuel product burns cleaner, reducing carbon emissions released into the atmosphere,” Avfuel said.