This project provides the capability to evaluate the suitability of candidate alternative fuels via performance of engine, component, rig, or laboratory tests. These candidate alternative fuels must meet the ASTM International requirements, which involve evaluation of specification and fit-for-purpose fuel properties. Evaluations may include chemical analysis; thermal stability; low-temperature performance; seal swell compatibility; metal/non-metallic materials compatibility; combustion and emissions performance.
These evaluations will be coordinated with Department of Defense and other government agencies as well as engine and aircraft manufacturers that may be involved with supporting relevant work. Reported data will be shared with the FAA and the broader alternative fuel qualification community, including ASTM International.
Last Updated: 07/18/2017