World Fuel Services to Go Carbon-Neutral at NBAA-BACE

The company predicts 150,000 gallons of SAF to be consumed during the show.

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A ramp worker transfers World Fuel’s sustainable aviation fuel to a customer’s business jet.World Fuel Services

As a member of the Coalition of Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF), World Fuel Services supports the business aviation industry's goal to reduce carbon emissions by 50% by 2050, and is demonstrating their commitment by going "carbon-neutral" during the National Business Aviation Association's Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (NBAA-BACE) Oct. 22-24 in Las Vegas.

World Fuel Services will be offsetting its footprint at NBAA-BACE through the purchase of carbon credits supplied by Kinect Energy Group, an energy solutions division within World Fuel Services. World Fuel’s energy requirements at the Las Vegas Convention Center, as well as transportation and hotel accommodation for staff, will come from sustainable sources or be covered by carbon offsets. “We’re proud to support the aviation industry as they help the industry buy better and buy smarter to lower their carbon footprint,” said Paul Vian, senior vice president of Kinect Energy Group.

Since 2015, World Fuel Services has delivered more than 13.6 million gallons of SAF to business and commercial aviation customers, and through a partnership with Clark County, the company will be providing SAF at Henderson Executive Airport (HND) for NBAA-BACE aircraft. An estimated 150,000 gallons of SAF are expected to be consumed during the convention weeks.

“We’ve been at the forefront of sustainability and alternative fuels for the aviation industry,” says Mike Szczechowski, World Fuel Services senior vice president of business and general aviation. “It all started with the supply of SAF. As part of enhancing our sustainability offering for business aviation, we now have the global capabilities of our Kinect Energy Group business to complement our fuel supply and aviation services.”

NBAA-BACE attendees can learn more about SAF, sustainability offerings and lower carbon energy sourcing, procurement and price risk management at the “Sustainable Aviation Fuels” program from noon to 1:30 pm, Wednesday, October 23, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.