California-based Clay Lacy Aviation has become the latest FBO operator to announce it will continually stock sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). World Fuel Services (WFS) will begin monthly deliveries to the company’s flagship facility at Van Nuys Airport and its new location at John Wayne Orange County Airport this month, with deliveries this year to total a minimum of 100,000 gallons. The drop-in replacement fuel is produced by World Energy from inedible agricultural wastes and is blended with conventional jet-A to meet ASTM standards.
According to Clay Lacy, this move will result in a net reduction of approximately 192 tons of carbon emissions for 2021, equal to 475,000 miles driven by a car. In addition, WFS will also supply renewable diesel to power the company’s refuellers, GPUs, tugs, and other ground service equipment, which will eliminate an additional 64 tons of carbon.
A member of NATA’s environmental committee, Clay Lacy Aviation has achieved carbon-neutral status for the past two years through its involvement with WFS sister company World Kinect Energy.
“We are delighted to begin providing a regular supply of SAF and renewable diesel to both Clay Lacy FBOs,” said Darren Fuller, WFS’s v-p for business development. “Demand for SAF is growing and it is rewarding to work with Clay Lacy to help our industry achieve its goals of cutting carbon emissions in half by 2050.”