Environmental Cost-Benefit Analysis of Alternative Jet Fuels

The Project 28 broad objective was to evaluate the relative environmental impacts of multiple potential alternative aviation fuels that are compatible with existing aircraft and infrastructure. The project was considering traditional kerosene fuels from conventional and unconventional petroleum resources; hydrocarbon fuels derived from fossil fuels such as oil sands and oil shale; synthetic liquid fuels manufactured from coal, biomass, or natural gas; hydroprocessed renewable jet fuel made from renewable oil resources including those from algae; and advanced techniques of converting sugars to jet fuel.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $1929921.00
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

    800 Independence Avenue, SW
    Washington, DC  United States  20591
  • Project Managers:

    Gillette, Warren

  • Performing Organizations:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    77 Massachusetts Avenue
    Cambridge, MA  United States  02139
  • Principal Investigators:

    Barrett, Steven

    Hileman, James

  • Start Date: 20080903
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20120831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 30284

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01570843
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 06-C-NE-MIT-027, 09-C-NE-MIT-009
  • Files: RIP
  • Created Date: Jul 28 2015 1:00AM