Avfuel ramps up SAF supply in France


Aviation fuel supplier Avfuel announced that the company will expand its supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to three French airports including Paris Le Bourget Airport (LBG), Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport (BOD) and Clermont-Ferrand Auvergne Airport (CFE).

The company said that airline operators can purchase SAF at all three locations via its Avfuel Contract Fuel program.

“Providing meaningful opportunities to reduce carbon emissions is incredibly important to Avfuel and, increasingly so, to its customers,” said C.R. Sincock, II, executive vice president, Avfuel. “We’re a global company, so expanding SAF access to our customer base beyond North America’s borders has been a tremendous focus for our team.”

The aviation fuel supplied to the three airports, produced in France using tallow feedstock such as used cooking oil, will have a blend ratio of 30% SAF to 70% traditional jet fuel. Avfuel’s SAF availability in France is in addition to consistent supply at 17 airports and FBOs in the US.

“We’re incredibly active in the SAF market and are proud to be a top supplier to business aviation operations,” said Sincock. “At the same time, our team understands there’s much work yet to be done—to help foster wider adoption of the fuel, we’re always looking for ways to grow both SAF access and production. Our SAF expansion into the European market reflects that focus.”

In order to secure future SAF supplies, Avfuel has entered agreement with various upstream SAF firms. The company has made significant investments in next-generation SAF feedstocks producers such as AIR COMPANY which is working on development of on power-to-liquid SAF (e-SAF).

Avfuel has also invested in Alder Renewables which is currently working to develop SAF using woody biomass.