Another California Destination Opens the SAF Tap

 - May 12, 2021, 11:17 AM
Truckee Tahoe Airport, a gateway to some of California's most unspoiled wilderness areas, is the latest in the state to offer permanent supplies of SAF. (Photo: Avfuel)

California’s Truckee Tahoe Airport District (KTRK) is the latest location in the state to offer a continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The airport-operated FBO received its first delivery of SAF, produced by Neste and provided by Avfuel, late last month.

Each 8,000-gallon truckload of the blended, drop-in fuel provides a 22-tonne reduction in carbon emissions over its lifecycle, with the neat SAF component—produced from renewable waste and residues such as used cooking oil—offering an 80 percent reduction in carbon over the same amount of conventional petroleum jet fuel it supplants.

Located in the Sierra Nevada mountains, the airport provides access to year-round outdoor recreational activities. “Truckee Tahoe Airport District has long practiced good stewardship with its community, helping to protect our serene environment,” said Kevin Smith, KTRK’s general manager. “As such, the airport has implemented a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Initiative, which now includes SAF—the most effective way to directly reduce emissions."