Published online Midwest Flyer Magazine – February/March 2021
ANN ARBOR, MICH. – Effective January 11, 2021, Avfuel Corporation and Neste have formed a strategic partnership to create an efficient, continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the United States.
Neste will provide Avfuel with SAF in enough volume to be able to meet the growing demands of Avfuel’s customers. Avfuel will be a branded SAF distributor for Neste and will sell it under the brand name Neste MY Sustainable Aviation FuelTM.
The partnership positions Avfuel as one of the first United States companies able to supply its customers with SAF on a continuous basis. Monterey Jet Center (KMRY) – an Avfuel-branded FBO in Monterey, Calif. – will be the first customer to receive a consistent supply of SAF. With the first delivery scheduled for the first quarter of 2021, Neste and Avfuel will work with Monterey Jet Center to ensure that the supply chain, from production through invoicing, functions smoothly before rolling the program out to a larger customer base.
“Avfuel is proud to partner with the Neste team, who demonstrate a deep commitment to aviation and sustainability efforts for a brighter, cleaner world,” says Craig Sincock, President and CEO of Avfuel.
Neste has been at the vanguard of sustainable aviation fuel production for nearly a decade and the company expects to have the capacity to produce some 1.5 million tons (515 million gallons) of SAF annually by 2023.