Banyan Joins the SAF Set

 - February 3, 2020, 11:07 AM
Avfuel executives join Banyan Air Service president Don Campion (third from left) to commemorate the FBO's first delivery of sustainable alternative fuel.

Banyan Air Service at Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport became the latest location to offer sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) when it received a shipment of 7,000 gallons of the blended fuel on January 30, ahead of Super Bowl LIV played in nearby Miami. The fuel was allotted to operators of departing aircraft who had committed to using it before its delivery.

Produced by Gevo from cornstarch, the fuel was blended and delivered by Avfuel and will account for a two-metric-ton reduction in lifecycle CO2 emissions. For every million gallons of concentrated SAF produced, 10 million pounds of animal feed and protein is produced as a byproduct.

“Avfuel’s dedication to business aviation and its commitment to protecting our environment is outstanding,” said Banyan president Don Campion. “It is an honor to be among the first FBOs to supply operators with Avfuel’s sustainable aviation fuel and a privilege to be associated with an innovative company to raise awareness and encourage further production of this alternative fuel.”

While continuous SAF availability remains a hurdle, Avfuel continues to source and ship the fuel for special offtake demonstrations and events.

“The SAF supply chain is developing rapidly as the industry invests in production facilities to bring commercially-scaled SAF volumes to market, which will be pivotal to business aviation obtaining its carbon emissions goals,” noted Joel Hirst, Avfuel v-p of sales.