Sustainability Assessment of Alternative Jet Fuels

To evaluate the potential of various alternative jet fuels, a consistent set of metrics should be used, capturing the fuels' impact on, for example, climate change, air quality, water and land usage, and production costs. The broad Project 47 objective is to evaluate and compare potential alternative aviation fuels in terms of overall environmental and economic sustainability. Pathways and fuels include synthetic liquid fuels manufactured from coal, biomass, or natural gas; hydroprocessed esters and fatty acids from renewable oils including those from algae; and advanced techniques of converting sugars and alcohols to jet fuel.


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  • Status: Completed
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  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Federal Aviation Administration

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

    Baniszewski, Daniel

    Edwards, James

    Harrison, William

    Ma, Carl

  • Performing Organizations:

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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

    Barrett, Steven

  • Start Date: 20120810
  • Expected Completion Date: 0
  • Actual Completion Date: 20140831
  • Source Data: RiP Project 34909

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01571713
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Department of Transportation
  • Contract Numbers: 09-C-NE-MIT-026, 09-C-NE-MIT-031
  • Files: RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 29 2015 1:01AM