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Alternative Fuels

While alternatives fuels exist, the accessibility of these alternatives is not ideal. Factors such as cost and lack of regulation prevent the large-scale adoption of new jet fuels. The next step in developing a more sustainable aviation industry is to streamline the production and facilitate the adoption of alternative fuels.

To address these challenges, ASCENT researchers are working to improve the feasibility of renewable fuels through innovative production and distribution systems, understand how alternative fuels will affect emissions, air quality, and performance, and create more concrete standards for alternative fuel certification.