Gevo and Avfuel supply biojet fuel for Van Nuys Airport event

January 19, 2019 |

In Colorado, Gevo, Inc. supplied its sustainable and renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel to Avfuel Corporation for use at the Business Jets Fuel Green: A Step Toward Sustainability event on January 17th at the Van Nuys Airport (VNY) in Southern California.

This event is a first of a kind in the general and business aviation sector marking Gevo and Avfuel’s entrance into the space with a drop-in alternative to today’s fossil-based jet fuel. The purpose of the event is to demonstrate that renewable jet fuel, including Gevo’s ATJ, can become a mainstream, drop-in alternative for today’s general aviation aircraft. Traditional petroleum-based jet fuel, blended with Gevo’s ATJ, will be available from Avfuel for use at the airport during the event, as operators fuel up and fly with Gevo’s sustainable product.

In addition to producing ATJ, Gevo’s production process produces protein to the animal feed market.  For every gallon of ATJ produced, Gevo also produces 10 pounds of protein and can sequester up to 2 pounds of carbon dioxide as carbon into the soil, making it one of the only renewable jet fuels to produce both food and fuel while sequestering carbon dioxide and lowering the GHG emissions as compared to traditional fossil-based jet fuel.

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