On January 30th, 2020, Banyan received its first delivery of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from Michigan-based Avfuel Corporation. 7,000 gallons were received at its Florida facility located on Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport (KFXE).
Avfuel’s dedication to business aviation and its commitment to protecting our environment is outstanding. It is an honor to be among the first FBOs to supply operators with Avfuel’s sustainable aviation fuel and a privilege to be associated with an innovative company to raise awareness and encourage further production of this alternative fuel.
— Don Campion, President, Banyan Air Service
SAF is a clean substitute for fossil jet fuels. Rather than being refined from petroleum, SAF is produced from sustainable feedstocks such as waste oils from biological origin, agri residues or non-fossil CO2. The fuel received was allotted to operators via commitments prior to its delivery.
We’re thankful to work with such a longstanding partner on sustainability initiatives. The Banyan team provides exceptional services and we’re proud to help them provide this exclusive, environmentally-friendly product to its customers to once again demonstrate that aircraft can safely fly with SAF. This understanding is key to stimulate the demand for future production in order to bring SAF to market at a reasonable cost. The SAF supply chain is developing rapidly as the industry invests in production facilities to bring commercially-scaled SAF volumes to market, which will be pivotal to business aviation obtaining its carbon emission goals.
— Joel Hirst, Vice President of Sales, Avfuel