For the event, Avfuel will supply 7,300 gallons of SAF to the FBO to fuel operators flying in and out of the airfield during the demonstration days.
“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.’”
Supply of SAF continues to be the most challenging hurdle to bringing the product to market on a commercial scale. By focusing on commitments, Avfuel is hoping to encourage further production for greater sustainable representation in the fuel supply chain.
This SAF demonstration is held in conjunction with the airport’s Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for its new underground stormwater detention and filtration system on September 3. The new system will capture stormwater runoff from both the operational and public areas of the airport, preserving the land and environment surrounding the airport, making for a unique, eco-focused event.