Literature Review

 Aviation Fuels Documentation

expand Category: Economics
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


expand Category: ICAO Documents
The Challenges for the Development and Deployment of Sustainable Alternative Fuels in Aviation

The report from ICAO SUSTAF Expert Group published in May 2013.
ICAO's SUSTAF Expert GroupMay 2013
Approaches to the Sustainability of Alternative Fuels in Aviation

This publication compiles information on existing tools to address the sustainability of aviation biofuels.
ICAOAugust 2014
expand Category: Overview and synthesis
SWAFEA Final Report

This is the final synthesis report of the SWAFEA European study on the feasibility and potential impacts of deploying alternative fuels in aviation. It presents the outcomes of the technical, environmental and economic assessements that were perfromed during the study.
Ph. Novelli - SWAFEA European Study2011


Near-Term Feasibility of Alternative Jet Fuels

James I. Hileman & al. - MIT (RAND-TR554)2009
The Challenges for the Development and Deployment of Sustainable Alternative Fuels in Aviation

&nbsp;Outcomes of ICAO&#39;s SUSTAF Experts Group
Fueling a Sustainable Future for Aviation

Midwest Aviation Sustainable Biofuels Iniative (MASBI)2013
IATA Report on Alternative Fuels

The IATA Report on Alternative Fuels describes recent developments in alternative aviation fuels. Updated annually, this report includes: <br>- Innovations in alternative aviation fuels <br>- Fuel properties <br>- Certification and flight trials <br>- Greenhouse gas emissions and sustainability <br>- Production capability, capacity and efficiency <br>- Biofuel economics and their impact on Emissions Trading Schemes (ETS) <br>


2 million tons per year: A performing biofuels supply chain for EU aviation

The European Biofuel FlightPath initiative is targeting the use of 2 million ton sof sustainable biofuels in aviation by 2020. The report identifies the critical issues and proposes actions to address them in order to achieve the Biofuel FlightPath&#39;s&nbsp; objectives.
Biofuel Flightpath Initiative2013


Sustainable Aviation Fuels Road Map: Data assumptions and modelling



Sustainable Mallee Jet Fuel

This report was produced for Airbus from Future Farm Industries CRC’s Sustainable Mallee Jet Fuel project. <br>The Sustainable Mallee Jet Fuel project in south-western Australia assessed the environmental, social and economic <br>sustainability of a proposed value chain for the growing and conversion of mallee biomass to jet fuel at Perth Airport, <br>Western Australia. <br>The report is an interim sustainability assessment that shows that the production of mallee in Australia complies with the RSB standard.
K. Goss, A. Abadi, E. Crossin, P. Turnbull2014
Sustainable Fuels UK Road-Map

This Sustainable Aviation Fuels Road-Map explores the opportunities for reducing UK aviation carbon emissions through the use of fuels from sustainable sources. The Road-Map identifies the opportunities that exist to progress sustainable fuels and offers proposals on the roles that industry and the UK government can play to realise this opportunity.
Sustainable Aviation2014


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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


expand Category: Sustainability
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


Aviation Biofuel Sustainability Scorecards

With this 2014 Aviation Biofuel Sustainability Scorecard, the Natural Resources Defense Council rates progress by the industry and individual airlines on this front. <br>NRDC’s Aviation Biofuel Sustainability Scorecards evaluated airlines’ adoption of biofuels, focusing on the use of leading sustainability certification standards, participation in industry initiatives to promote sustainability certification, public commitments to sustainability certification in sourcing, and the monitoring and disclosure of important sustainability metrics.
Debbie Hammel - Natural Resources Defense Council2015


 General Documentation on Alternative Fuels

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expand Category: Overview and synthesis
Biofuels - Markets, Targets and Impacts

Assessment of biofuels that discusses technologies, production/consumption/trade, policies/mandates, cost/investment, impacts on food prices, and environmental impacts. <br>
World Bank2010
The Potential and Challenges of Drop-in Biofuels

This report was commissioned by IEA Bioenergy Task 39 with the goal of providing a background to the topic, an assessment of technical approaches being developed and an overview of anticipated challenges in large scale commercialization of so called “drop-in” biofuels.
S. Karatzos, J.D. McMillan, J.N. Saddler (IEA Bioenergy Task 39)2014


expand Category: Policy
The Renewable Identification Number System (RIN) and U.S. Biofuel Mandates

This paper presents the Renwable Identification Number (RIN) system which was created by U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to facilitate compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) that sets annual mandates for renewable transporatation fuels introduced in commerce in the United States of America.
L. McPhail, P. Westcott, H. Lutman / U.S. Departement of Agriculture2011


expand Category: Sustainability
Bioenergy Decision Support Tool

How to select a biomass certification scheme?

This document aims to provide guidance to organisations and projects involved in the production of biofuels and biomass for energy purposes to select a sustainability certification scheme. <br>The report provides in particular factsheets about 18 certifications schemes. <br>
NL Agency (The Netherlands)2011
The Bioenergy and Water Nexus

This report addresses the following questions: How are the production and use of bionergy products likely to influence the future state of water ressources? How can society mitigate negative impacts?
UNEP, Öko-Institut, IEA Bioenergy2011


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