Aviation Fuels Documentation

 
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A techno-economic review of hydroprocessed renewable esters and fatty acids for jet fuel production

This work reviews HEFA fuel production, and estimates the gate price of fuel for several plant sizes and operating conditions. <br>While feedstock cost is the most significant portion of fuel cost, facility size, financing, and capacity utilization also influence production costs.
Matthew Pearlson, Christoph Wollersheim and James Hileman / MIT2013

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Review of the potential for biofuels in aviation

This report presents the results of a study performed by E4Tech for the Committee on Climate Change (CCC), an independent body which provides advice to UK Government on defining and setting carbon budgets, and on wider climate change issues. The study assessed the potential for biofuels in aviation lobally, in terms of the potential uptake, and <br>associated greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions savings.
A. Bauen, J. Howes, L. Bertuccioli, C. Chudziak - E4tech (for CCC)2009
Flight Path to Sustainable Aviation - Sustainable Aviation Fuel Roadmap

CSIRO2011

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Flightpath to Aviation Biofuel in Brazil: Action Plan

Boeing, Embraer, FAPESP and UNICAMP2013
Meeting the UK aviation target – options for reducing emissions to 2050

This Report sets out advice on the implications of the aviation target. It analyses the potential to reduce the carbon intensity of air travel through technological improvements in airframe and engine design, through operational efficiency improvements and through the use of sustainable biofuels.
Committee on Climate Change2009

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Sustainable Aviation Biofuels - Summary

The report «Sustainable Aviation Biofuel in Norway» has been commissioned by Avinor, SAS, Norwegian and The Federation of Norwegian Aviation Industries The report sets the stage for a new knowledge basis for production of sustainable biofuel for aviation in Norway. The goal has been to assess the possibilities for profitable and sustainable production of Jet A-1 in Norway within 2020-25. <br>The whole value chain has been considered, from cultivation and harvesting of feedstocks, processing and refining, to fuel delivered at the airport. <br>Full study documentation can be access on Avinor website&nbsp;&nbsp; (main report are in Norvegian)
Ramboll2013

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Australian feedstock and production capacity to produce sustainable aviation fuel

Qantas and Shell, with the support of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (Arena), conducted a study to investigate the conditions under which an Australian-based SAF industry could be commercially feasible. <br>The project scope was specifically designed to review the <br>commercial and long-term viability of SAF, using certified refining technology and infrastructure in Australia.
Qantas2013
JFK Green Lane Program - Evaluation Program

This report provides an evaluation of the JFK Green Lane 26 weeks program during which the weekly KL 642 flights leaving JFK International Airport were fuelled with sustainable jet fuels.
SkyNRG2014

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Sustainable Aviation Fuels - Potential for the UK aviation industry

The report was commissioned by Sustainable Aviation to assess the potential contribution of sustainable fuels to commercial aviation in the UK to 2030 and 2050 and to identify the main barriers to sustainable fuels contributing to the decarbonisation of the aviation industry. It shows that there is potential to reduce UK aviation’s carbon emission by 1.7 million tonnes per annum by 2030, and by 18% by 2050 through the uptake of sustainable aviation fuels.
E4Tech2014
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Agriculture and Aviation: Partners in Prosperity

In the frame of the Farn to Fly initiative, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Airlines for America, Inc. (A4A), and the Boeing Company (Boeing) set a working Team to discuss actions that promote the commercial-scale production of sustainable feedstocks and the development of aviation biofuel production and distribution facilities. The Team’s discussions focused on existing statutory authority and areas that might require additional rulemaking, statutory, or funding changes. This report contains the FARM to FLY Working Team’s findings and recommendations.
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, A4A, the Boeing Company2012

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Life Cycle Greenhouse Gas Emission from Alternative jet Fuels

This report presents the study performed by MIT on life-cycle greenhouse gas emissions of various candidate alternative jet fuels.
R.W. Stratton, H.M. Wong, J.I. Hileman - PARTNER Project 28 report2010
Framework and Guidance for Estimating Greenhouse Gas Footprints of Aviation Fuels (Final Report)

AFRL (AFRL-RZ-WP-TR-2009-2206)2009
Benchmark of cane-derived renewable jet fuel against major sustainability standards

The study presented in the report was developed in order to understand the differences in the requirements of major sustainability standards for the production of biofuels and to understand the main challenges for their implementation in Brazil.
A. Nassar, P. Moura, G. Granço, L. Harfuch / Instituto de Estudo do Comercio e Negociações Internacionais2012

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 General Documentation on Alternative Fuels

 
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Sustainable biomass production and use

The Netherlands Programme Sustainable Biomass by the Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO.nl) has supported around 40 pioneering projects in biomass for several years. The report synthesises the experiences gathered from the 40 pilot projects and additional research, covering the following important areas: <br>- the availability of biomass resources; <br>- technologies and innovation in conversion; <br>- enhancing sustainable production of biomass for energy purposes; <br>- operationalization and use of sustainability criteria; <br>- creating a feasible business case; and <br>- next steps towards generating supply from sustainable biomass chains
Jinke van Dam for Netherlands Entreprise Agency2014

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The GBEP Sustainability Indicators for Bioenergy

Global Bioenergy Partnership (GBEP)2011
Good Environmental Practices in Bioenergy Feedstock Production

FAO - BEFSCI2012
Using a Life Cycle Assessment Approach to Estimate the Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions of Bioenergy

The report addresses the key methodological aspects of life cycle assessment (LCA) with respect to greenhouse gas (GHG) balances of bioenergy systems. It includes results via case studies, for some important bioenergy supply chains in comparison to fossil energy systems. <br>The purpose of the report is to produce an unbiased, authoritative statement aimed especially at practitioners, policy advisors, and policy makers.
IEA2011
Biofuels Screening Toolkit - Guidelines for Decision Makers

The Biofuels Screening Toolkit was developed to assist in the evaluation of biofuels projects to assess the actual sustainability of the project under investigation. It aims to provide an initial screening tool for biofuel projects.
GEF, FAO, UNEP, UNIDO2014