Gevo, Inc. is supplying its sustainable and renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to World Fuel Services Corporation, for use in business jets at the first European Fueling the Future: SAJF demonstration held at TAG Farnborough Airport.
Although World Fuel has delivered nearly 17k tons of sustainable alternative jet fuel (SAJF) to business aviation and more than 440k tons to commercial customers since 2015, this event is a first in the general and business aviation sector in Europe marking Gevo and World Fuel’s entrance into 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. JET A1, blended with Gevo’s ATJ, that meet ASTM D1655 and DefStan 91-091 standards will be available from World Fuel for use at the Farnborough during the event.
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 approximately 5kgs of protein and can sequester up to 1kg 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.