Shell Trading (US) Company and Shell Aviation delivered the first truckload of Carbon Neutralavgas to Avfuel as part of a new offer for customers refueling at select FBO locations in the U.S.
Avfuel purchased a 7,000-gallon truckload of Avgas bundled with carbon credits to compensate 75 metric tons of CO2e emissions.
Carbon Neutral 100LL Avgas is traditional 100LL avgas that Shell, in collaboration with Avfuel Corporation, delivers bundled together with carbon credits. The lifecycle CO2e emissions from the product including the raw materials, transport, production, distribution, and usage of the product will be offset by Shell’s global portfolio of verified nature-based carbon credits.
Shell is working to provide energy solutions for airline, corporate, cargo and general aviation customers to help them reduce their net carbon footprint. While measures to avoid and reduce emissions offer the best way to tackle emissions in the long term, until lower-carbon technologies and fuels are developed at scale, carbon credits provide an immediate solution within general aviation.
“Avfuel is proud to collaborate with Shell to help further advance aviation’s sustainability goals,” said Joel Hirst, Avfuel vice president of sales. “By supplying avgas that is already offset with carbon credits — making for a carbon-neutral avgas option—we can make the concept of net-zero more accessible for the aviation community.”