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Methods for Accelerating the Deployment and Offsetting the Costs of Sustainable Aviation Jet Fuels


The aviation industry has successfully deployed Sustainable Aviation Jet Fuels (SAJFs) on a number of commercial flights over the past several years, and several production pathways have been approved, with more expected in the near future. While the economics are not currently favorable for the large-scale production of SAJF, there is a strong desire on the part of airlines, airports, and manufacturers to continue working towards commercial scale production and deployment of these fuels in order to meeting ambitious industry goals of carbon emission reductions. This is especially important in coming years as ICAO's Carbon Offsetting and Reduction Scheme for International Aviation (CORSIA) goes into effect. Some airports have recently developed partnerships with stakeholders to investigate innovative approaches to accelerating deployment of these fuels on-site. Research is needed to assess the effectiveness of public-private partnership models or other innovative approaches to achieve the goal of providing SAJFs to airlines on site. This research can investigate industry examples, such as the Port of Seattle's recent project with the Rocky Mountain Institute as well as partnerships from other industries that may contain relevant lessons learned that could be applied at airports.


The objective is to identify and assess methods for accelerating the deployment of sustainable aviation jet fuels on site and offsetting their costs.

Sponsoring Committee:AV030, Environmental Impacts of Aviation
Date Posted:03/02/2021
Date Modified:03/10/2021
Index Terms:Sustainable transportation, Jet engine fuels, Public private partnerships, Energy resources,
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