California FBO Receives First SAF Load

 - August 14, 2020, 11:19 AM
California FBO operator ACI Jet received its first shipment of SAF this week at its John Wayne-Orange County Airport facility. The company plans to continue the demonstration with SAF deliveries at its locations in San Luis Obispo and Paso Robles over the coming weeks. (Photo: Avfuel)

California’s ACI Jet is the latest FBO operator to offer sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to its customers, having received a 7,300-gallon load of the fuel this week at its facility at John Wayne-Orange County Airport. The fuel was supplied by Avfuel, which sources its concentrated SAF from Gevo and blends it with standard petroleum-based jet-A in accordance with ASTM standards. ACI expects to receive another 7,300-gallon load, which will be split between the company's headquarters at San Luis County Regional Airport and its Paso Robles Municipal Airport location.

“ACI Jet has proven our commitment to remaining innovative in all of our business activities,” said Andrew Robillard, the company’s v-p of FBOs and facilities. “In aviation specifically, sustainability is the new frontier for innovators and we’re excited to work together with Avfuel in setting a new benchmark for others to follow.”

The nearly 15,000 gallons of SAF placed in the FBO’s general fuel storage tanks at the locations, and available to all customers, will represent a net four metric ton reduction in CO2 emissions.

“Despite the hardships aviation, and our world, has endured these past many months, we continue to look ahead to a brighter, cleaner future with the use of these sustainable products,” said Avfuel v-p of sales Mark Haynes. “These demonstration days are one more important step forward for our world’s wellness.”