Aviation Biofuels: Are you Getting on Board? Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuels: An Update on Efforts
by Nate Brown (Federal Aviation Administration) Nate Brown, Alternative Fuels Project Manager of the Federal Aviation Administration, presented an update on FAA’s efforts at the Biomass 2012 conference.
FAA’s approach is advancing the use of alternative jet fuels. FAA collaborates via the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative. CAAFI is an public-private coalition for commercial aviation and it enables coordination and interagency collaboration, which is vital to success.
In addition, FAA coordinates with US government stakeholders’ efforts across supply chains through feedstock production to end users. It also funds alternative fuel research and development and testing for approval and conducts environmental analysis.
The way FAA funds its work is through its agencies CLEEN, PARTNER and the VOLPE center, which uses a Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) for research and development of alternative jet fuels.
CLEEN efforts accelerate alternative fuel technology research and development with Boeing, Honeywell, Rolls Royce and Pratt & Whitney.
PARTNER efforts improve environmental impacts quantification and decision-making. PARTNER has conducted a life cycle study of next generation alternative jet fuels.
Global engagement is vital to meeting sector goals and therefore CAAFI coordinates bilaterally with Brazil and Australia, for example. Download presentation
Summary by Aino Siirala, Advanced Biofuels USA