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Avfuel and Embraer advance sustainable aviation fuel to Melbourne

Avfuel Embraer collab

Avfuel, top and global supplier of aviation fuels, systems, and services, announced this week a collaboration to bring Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), to the Melbourne Orlando International Airport.

Firstly, the agreement between companies, comes as Embraer recently committed to take bold climate action; the company said it expects to achieve carbon neutral operations by 2040; by supporting its flights with SAF; the company aims at net zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Secondly, both objectives include the overall use of SAF and other sustainability initiatives. In this regard, as part of the collaboration, Avfuel will be supplying its Neste SAF solution to Embraer’s headquarters in Melbourne.

Thirdly, according to the statement, Avfuel has been already delivering truckloads of the fuel, first, to Sheltair, for storage and handling. The first of these deliveries happened in July 14. Embraer will also use it to operate its headquarters, as said above.

Moreover, each truckload of the SAF delivered, which is approximately 8000 gallons load, has provided and will be providing a 19.1 metric ton reduction in carbon emissions over its lifecycle; which is equivalent to the amount of carbon sequestered by 23.4 acres of U.S. forests per year.

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Avfuel and Embraer collaboration, also has Sheltair as a key player

In addition, about the relevance of the agreement, Craig Sincock, Avfuel’s president and CEO, said. “We couldn’t be more pleased to partner with Embraer in furthering sustainability initiatives.”

He also remarked. “We are honored to provide Embraer with the leading business aviation sustainability solution; we also admire its resolve against climate change. By using SAF, Embraer’s not only providing for a significant reduction in carbon emissions; it’s also providing an exceptional educational opportunity to introduce operators to SAF.”

On the other hand, Michael Amalfitano, president and CEO of Embraer Executive Jets, said. “As we just announced our ESG commitments; it’s crucial that we lead by example to show our local community, our customers; and also, our operators that we are doing our part and taking immediate action to shape a more sustainable ecosystem of air travel.”

In addition, Jamie Toler, general manager of Sheltair Melbourne, also commented. “We are also delighted to be an instrument of change; thanks to our relationship and partnership with Embraer and Avfuel. Our mutual commitment will only strengthen more environmentally friendly programs.”

Finally, Embraer and Avfuel are part of the Business Aviation Coalition for Sustainable Aviation Fuel; launched in 2018 and have been promoting discussions on the path forward for the continued adoption of it.

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