This project team is evaluating regional supply chains that could be used for alternative jet fuel production including feedstock production, transportation, and fuel conversion. Researchers are evaluating fuel production pathways, feedstock and infrastructure requirements, and commercial fuel demand to create scenarios for future production. In addition, they are identifying potential intermediate materials and co-products for each pathway to understand potential ways to aid in making biorefineries more economical.

Researchers are approaching sustainable jet fuel production holistically, considering technological, environmental, economic, and social elements. The project aims to use these analyses to identify key barriers throughout the alternative jet fuel supply chain that must be overcome to produce and effectively market 1 billion gallons of alternative jet fuel in the near term and 10 billion gallons in the longer term.

This project is also supporting the efforts of the Alternative Fuel Task Force (AFTF) within the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (CAEP) in their efforts to evaluate the potential of alternative jet fuels to help meet aviation environmental goals and to assess the life cycle CO2 emissions from the use of these fuels.

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Last Updated: 02/24/2016