Clay Lacy offers Sustainable Aviation Fuel at its FBOs

Clay Lacy Aviation will offer Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) at the company’s two FBOs at Van Nuys Airport (VNY) and John Wayne Orange County Airport (KSNA).

World Fuel Services begins monthly SAF deliveries to both locations starting in March, with a minimum of 100,000 gallons expected to be delivered in 2021, according to Clay Lacy officials.

Tested and verified by aircraft, engine, and component manufacturers worldwide, SAF is a safe, reliable drop-in fuel, which means that no modifications are required to the aircraft or other equipment, company officials note.

SAF reduces net greenhouse gasses by up to 80%, officials said, adding that this represents a reduction of approximately 192 tons of carbon this year, the equivalent of 475,000 miles driven by an average car.

“Demand for SAF is growing and it is rewarding to work with Clay Lacy to help our industry achieve its goal of cutting carbon emission in half by 2050,” said Darren Fuller of World Fuel Services.

World Fuel is also providing renewable diesel (RD) fuel to power Clay Lacy’s fuel trucks, GPUs, tugs, and other ground support vehicles, company officials noted. Clay Lacy’s transition to renewable diesel will eliminate 64.5 tons of carbon in 2021, the equivalent of 8,225,828 smartphones charged, officials added.

Made by hydrotreating non-petroleum-based feedstocks, renewable diesel fuel burns cleanly and efficiently in all diesel engines with no modifications required to the motor or the vehicle. Nontoxic and biodegradable, renewable diesel has up to 80% lower carbon intensity than regular diesel, officials report.

“World Fuel is a key partner in our sustainability strategy, implementing a broad range of initiatives to significantly reduce our carbon footprint,” said Scott Cutshall, Clay Lacy’s SVP of Business Operations. “Developed in concert with their sustainability experts at World Kinect Energy, our strategy also includes carbon offset programs for aircraft management clients, and Van Nuys and Orange County FBO customers, as well as renewable energy and sustainable purchasing, construction and operating practices. We are proud to report that all Clay Lacy facilities have achieved net-zero carbon status

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