Biofuels for Aviation

Biofuels for Aviation : Feedstocks, Technology and Implementation

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Biofuels for Aviation: Feedstocks, Technology and Implementation presents the issues surrounding the research and use of biofuels for aviation, such as policy, markets, certification and performance requirements, life cycle assessment, and the economic and technical barriers to their full implementation. Readers involved in bioenergy and aviation sectors-research, planning, or policy making activities-will benefit from this thorough overview.

The aviation industry's commitment to reducing GHG emissions along with increasing oil prices have sparked the need for renewable and affordable energy sources tailored to this sector's very specific needs. As jet engines cannot be readily electrified, turning to biofuels is the most viable option. However, aviation is a type of transportation for which traditional biofuels, such as bioethanol and biodiesel, do not fulfill key fuel requirements. Therefore, different solutions to this situation are being researched and tested around the globe, which makes navigating this scenario particularly challenging.

This book guides readers through this intricate subject, bringing them up to speed with its current status and future prospects both from the academic and the industry point of view. Science and technology chapters delve into the technical aspects of the currently tested and the most promising technology in development, as well as their respective feedstocks and the use of additives as a way of adapting them to meet certain specifications. Conversion processes such as hydrotreatment, synthetic biology, pyrolysis, hydrothermal liquefaction and Fisher-Tropsch are explored and their results are assessed for current and future viability.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 390 pages
  • 191 x 235 x 22.86mm | 790g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • Illustrated; Illustrations, unspecified
  • 012804568X
  • 9780128045688
  • 2,132,865

Table of contents

The Prospects for Biofuels in Aviation
Feedstocks for Aviation Biofuels
Certification and Performance: What Is Needed From an Aviation Fuel?
The Suitability of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME) as Blending Agents in Jet A-1
Aviation Biofuels Through Lipid Hydroprocessing
Low-Carbon Aviation Fuel Through the Alcohol to Jet Pathway
Metabolic Engineering Strategies to Convert Carbohydrates to Aviation
Pyrolysis of Biomass for Aviation Fuel
Towards an Aviation Fuel Through the Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae
Aviation Turbine Fuels Through the Fischer_Tropsch Process
Current and Potential Aviation Additives for Higher Biofuel Blends in Jet A-1
Life Cycle Assessment of Biojet Fuels
Government Policy on Delivering Biofuels for the Aviation Sector
Sustainable Aviation: A UK Roadmap for Sustainable Aviation Fuels
Roadmap to a Sustainable Aviation Biofuel: A Brazilian Case Study

Appendix A: Standard and Alternative Fuel Specifications

Appendix B: Commercial Biofuel Flight Demonstrations
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About Christopher Chuck

Dr. Christopher Chuck is a Whorrod Research Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable Chemical Technologies of Bath University, UK, where he leads a multidisciplinary group dedicated to investigating renewable alternative fuels and bioproducts. His research focuses on developing novel, renewable biofuels and plastics from sustainable sources, such as microalgae, cellulose and lignin, and on exploring the molecular properties of biofuel formulations and how they relate to the fuel properties, engine performance and emissions.
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