Gevo supplies SAJF (ATJ-SPK) to 8 airlines at ORD, demonstrating use of standard infrastructure for fuel delivery

8 November 2017 – Today, is “Fly Green Day” at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport (ORD). What does that mean? Eight commercial airlines (Lufthansa, United, Etihad, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Japan Airlines, Korean Air, and Atlas) will fly out of ORD today using Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) derived from renewable isobutanol. Gevo structured this activity to validate the capability to deliver SAJF to the aircraft’s wing using the airport’s main fuel system infrastructure (terminals, pipelines, storage tanks and hydrant system), enabling minimized delivery costs and effort. Up to this point, most SAJF demonstrations have had fuel delivered by truck to the aircraft or airport fuel farm. Gevo also recently announced they will be executing similar activities at Brisbane airport in Queensland, Australia in conjunction with Virgin Australia.

The isobutanol-based ATJ-SPK process has been included in the ASTM D7566 specification for synthetic turbine fuels (Annex A5) since 2016.

Read Gevo’s press release here and BiofuelsDiget’s coverage here.

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