Avfuel Corp., a Michigan-based provider of fuel and services to the aviation industry, will make sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available to operators fueling at Jackson Hole Aviation on Sept. 3-4.
For the Wyoming event, Avfuel will supply 7,300 gallons of SAF to fuel operators flying in and out of the airfield during the demonstration days. The SAF demonstration is held in conjunction with the airport’s ribbon cutting ceremony for its new underground stormwater detention and filtration system.
“We’re committed to raising awareness on the viability of sustainable aviation fuel,” states 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.’”
Avfuel sources its concentrated SAF from Gevo Inc. and blends it with petroleum-based jet fuel. This mixture is then tested for fuel quality and for ensuring it meets ASTM D1655 standards.