Biofuels for Aviation: Feedstocks, Technology and Implementation, 1st Edition

  • Christopher Chuck
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  • ISBN-10: 0128032154
  • ISBN-13: 9780128032152
  • DDC: 662.88
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 390 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released August 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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This indispensable guide presents the issues surrounding the research and use of biofuels for aviation, including policy, markets, certification and performance requirements, life cycle assessment, and the economic and technical barriers to implementation. Readers involved in bioenergy and aviation sectors—research, planning, or policy—will benefit from this thorough overview.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Contributors.
An Overview of the Sector.
1: The Prospects for Biofuels in Aviation.
2: Feedstocks for Aviation Biofuels.
3: Certification and Performance: What Is Needed from an Aviation Fuel?.
The Science and Technology of Developing Biofuels for Aviation.
4: The Suitability of Fatty Acid Methyl Esters (FAME) as Blending Agents in Jet A-1.
5: Aviation Biofuels Through Lipid Hydroprocessing.
6: Low-Carbon Aviation Fuel Through the Alcohol to Jet Pathway.
7: Metabolic Engineering Strategies to Convert Carbohydrates to Aviation Range Hydrocarbons.
8: Pyrolysis of Biomass for Aviation Fuel.
9: Towards an Aviation Fuel Through the Hydrothermal Liquefaction of Algae.
10: Aviation Turbine Fuels Through the Fischer—Tropsch Process.
11: Current and Potential Aviation Additives for Higher Biofuel Blends in Jet A-1.
Testing, Assessment and the Future.
12: Life Cycle Assessment of Biojet Fuels.
13: Government Policy on Delivering Biofuels for the Aviation Sector.
14: Sustainable Aviation: A UK Roadmap for Sustainable Aviation Fuels.
15: Roadmap to a Sustainable Aviation Biofuel: A Brazilian Case Study.
Appendix A: Standard and Alternative Fuel Specifications.
Appendix B: Commercial Biofuel Flight Demonstrations (Data Collected by Innovate Washington 2013).