Monterey Fuel wins sustainability leadership award for SAF


Avfuel announced that Monterey Fuel Company has won the Early Adopter Award: Leadership in Sustainability for its efforts towards increasing sustainability in aviation through the sales of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).

The Monterey Fuel Company started offering Avfuel’s supply of Neste MY SAF in 2021. Neste produces SAF from sustainably-sourced, renewable waste and residue materials including used cooking oil which meets ASTM D-1655 specification.

“Our team is honored to receive this recognition, proud to support our eco-conscious community, and thankful to Avfuel for enabling us to be at the leading edge of sustainability by providing SAF at the highest blend ratio available. Through this partnership, we’re able to accomplish real progress toward aviation’s CO2 reduction goals by offering flight departments and operators a pathway for decreasing their environmental impact,” said Matthew Wright, vice president, Monterey Fuel Company.

Monterey Fuel Company will receive carbon credits instead of traditional trophy or plaque. Avfuel purchased carbon credits in the Monterey Fuel Company’s name and will present the certificates to the company at Del Monte Aviation.

The fuel company was awarded for its efforts in significantly scaling SAF sales at its Del Monte Aviation FBO. SAF sales at the FBO have increased considerably since it began offering the fuel.

Today, the FBO accounts for 94% of SAF transactions on the MRY field, positioning itself as a leading SAF provider not only on the West Coast, but globally, and putting its commitment to support CO2 emissions reductions in action.

“The Monterey Fuel Company has been a huge champion for the adoption of sustainable aviation fuel,” said Keith Sawyer, manager of alternate fuels, Avfuel.

“It was the first company to work with Avfuel to provide an FBO with consistent supply of SAF back in March 2021. Its FBOs, Del Monte Aviation (KMRY) and Monterey Jet Center (KMRY), have continued to be strong advocates for the use of SAF at Monterey Regional Airport ever since and have transitioned multiple high-volume customers to the sustainable option. We felt their eagerness to lead SAF efforts from the forefront of the initiative was worthy of recognition.”