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Avfuel expands SAF supply to France
Avfuel customers can now purchase SAF at Paris Le Bourget, Bordeaux-Mérignac and Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne airports via its Avfuel Contract Fuel programme, not just now and again but at any time.
Read this story in our June 2024 printed issue.

Avfuel Corporation has marked a new milestone in its SAF supply journey, expanding its supply globally to three French airports: Paris Le Bourget, Bordeaux-Merignac and Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne. Avfuel customers can consistently purchase SAF at all three locations via its Avfuel Contract Fuel programme.

"Providing meaningful opportunities to reduce carbon emissions is incredibly important to Avfuel and increasingly so to its customers," says executive vice president CR Sincock II. "We're a global company, so expanding SAF access to our customer base beyond North America's borders has been a tremendous focus for our team."

The provision of SAF in France came just ahead of EBACE, supplementing the convention's immense focus on sustainable aviation operations. It also provides an important opportunity for operators across the globe to fuel smarter and cleaner when travelling for the 2024 Olympics in Paris.

Avfuel's SAF supply, produced in France, averages a blend ratio of 30 per cent SAF to 70 per cent traditional jet fuel. Made from a tallow feedstock, like used cooking oils, the fuel in its concentrated form provides up to a 90 per cent reduction in carbon emissions across its lifecycle. This is comparable to Avfuel's SAF supply in the US, which means a 4,000 litre uplift of the blend in a large business jet would create approximately a 2.5 metric ton reduction in carbon emissions. That reduction provides the same environmental benefit as recycling 109 bags of waste instead of placing them in a landfill.

"We're incredibly active in the sustainable aviation fuel market and are proud to be a top supplier to business aviation operations," Sincock continues. "At the same time, our team understands there's much work yet to be done; to help foster wider adoption of the fuel, we're always looking for ways to grow both SAF access and production. Our SAF expansion into the European market reflects that focus."

In line with this initiative, Avfuel has made significant investments in new fuel technology companies as of late, including next-generation SAF feedstocks and power sources. These include VerdeGo Aero, which is developing hybrid-electric power sources that run on SAF; Air Company, for power-to-liquid SAF (or e-SAF) using carbon from the air to make jet fuel; and Alder Renewables, producing SAF with woody biomass.

Avfuel's SAF availability in France is in addition to consistent supply at 17 airports and FBOs in the US, along with robust supply to numerous OEMs and corporate flight departments. SAF availability can be found by visiting the fuel finder on Avfuel.com.

Those looking to not only purchase SAF, but also manage their carbon portfolio, are encouraged to participate in Avfuel's new streamlined sustainability programme AvfuelZero. With a simple five-step process, namely assess emissions, set targets, reduce emissions, report reductions and audit compliance, Avfuel's ESG experts can help operators looking to enhance their sustainability efforts, whether they're just getting started or are well on their way.

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