Embraer Teams With Avfuel to Increase SAF Adoption

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Embraer has entered into an agreement with Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Avfuel Corp to increase its uptake of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at Melbourne Orlando International Airport in Florida to one load per week.

The two companies had first entered into an SAF agreement in July 2021 in support of Embraer’s flight operations out of the Florida airport.  Under this earlier agreement, Avfuel delivered one 8,000-U.S.-gallon truckload of Neste MY SAF per quarter to Sheltair MLB, an FBO that provides storage and handling services for Embraer.

The new weekly agreement began this past April.  Embraer anticipates that, under the extended partnership, it will take delivery of 240,000 U.S. gallons of SAF in 2024, which would represent a significant increase compared to the delivery totals of previous years.  The company said that each truckload will provide a reduction of 19 metric tons in carbon emissions, resulting in a 570-metric-ton reduction in carbon emissions for the year.

Embraer’s increased investment in SAF will primarily support flight demonstrations, deliveries, and production flights in Melbourne, Florida, where the company has significant facilities.  Embraer has committed to achieving carbon-neutral operations by 2040, and net-zero aviation by 2050.

According to Embraer, Neste MY SAF (when used in its neat, concentrated form) can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 80 percent compared to fossil jet fuel.  It is made from sustainably sourced, 100 percent renewable waste and residue raw materials.  Embraer noted that Neste MY SAF meets ASTM D-1655 specifications for conventional jet fuel and performance standards under all operating conditions.

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About Raymond Jaworowski

Raymond Jaworowski currently co-authors three of Forecast International's best-selling products: Civil Aircraft Forecast, Military Aircraft Forecast, and Rotorcraft Forecast. As a contributor to Aviation Week & Space Technology's Aerospace Source Book, he has authored Aircraft Outlooks, and provided input for the publication's Aircraft Specifications tables. Raymond has represented Forecast International at numerous conferences and trade shows, often as a featured speaker. He is a member of the American Helicopter Society.

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