Quantifying Emissions Reductions at Airports from the Use of Alternative Jet Fuels

ACRP Web-Only Document 13: Alternative Fuels as a Means to Reduce PM2.5 Emissions at Airports, published in 2012, explored the potential benefits of using alternative fuels for aircraft and ground service equipment to reduce PM2.5 emissions. This research indicated substantial benefits from using alternative jet fuels in aircraft and recommended further research in that area. The understanding of potential benefits of alternative jet fuels continues to increase, and new data and analytical techniques have become available. There is a desire by airports, airlines, and air quality regulators to further explore and understand changes in emissions (e.g., hazardous air pollutants (HAP), NOx, SOx, PM2.5) through the use of ASTM-certified alternative jet fuels. Research is needed to build on the findings presented in ACRP Web-Only Document 13 and other related research to help airport industry practitioners estimate potential emissions reductions benefits from using alternative jet fuels, with the goal of promoting their increased use. The objective of this research is to develop a method to help airport industry practitioners estimate potential PM2.5, NOx, SOx, and HAP emissions reductions by the use of ASTM-certified alternative jet fuels.


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  • Status: Completed
  • Funding: $499927
  • Contract Numbers:

    Project 02-80

  • Sponsor Organizations:

    Airport Cooperative Research Program

    Transportation Research Board
    500 Fifth Street, NW
    Washington, DC    20001

    Federal Aviation Administration

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

    Navarrete, Joseph

  • Performing Organizations:

    Booz, Allen and Hamilton, Incorporated

    8283 Greensboro Drive
    McLean, VA  United States  22102
  • Principal Investigators:

    Soucacos, Philip

  • Start Date: 20170515
  • Expected Completion Date: 20181114
  • Actual Completion Date: 20181114
  • Source Data: RiP Project 40988

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01606907
  • Record Type: Research project
  • Source Agency: Transportation Research Board
  • Contract Numbers: Project 02-80
  • Files: TRB, RiP
  • Created Date: Jul 30 2016 1:01AM