Critical R&D Challenges



In November of 2012, over 80 members of the CAAFI R&D team, which includes a range of stakeholders from the aviation and alternative fuels industries, academia, and government, identified key immediate and longer-term challenges that deserve attention. This effort resulted in the CAAFI R&D Team's position paper on near and longer-term R&D needs to facilitate development and deployment of alternative jet fuels.

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The CAAFI R&D Team developed a series of white papers that provide background and greater discussion on the topics raised in the position paper. Both the position paper and the series of white papers are anticipated to be revised and expanded upon on an annual basis.

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Download CAAFI® R&D Team White Papers Below

Priority
White Paper Title
Date
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TBD
Policy Research Needs Relevant to Alternative Jet Fuels
December 2014
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Immediate
Flexible economic and engineering models to evaluate proposed alternative fuel facilities and supply chains
TBD
 
Immediate
Alternative fuels specification and testing
March 2013
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Near-term
HEFA Feedstock Cost Reduction
March 2013
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Near-term
Relative Economics of Sustainable Aviation Fuels, versus competing Biocommodities and uses
March 2013
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Near-term
Development and streamlining of crosscutting technologies
TBD
 
Near-term
Diversity in biofuel feedstock production
March 2013
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Near-term
Developing efficient and cost-effective use of wastes as feedstocks
March 2013
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Mid- to long-term
Alternate methods of atmospheric CO2 capture
March 2013
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Mid- to long-term
Approaches that Convert CO2 to Drop-In Jet Fuel
March 2013
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