21 November 2016--The CAAFI Environment Team held its second Seminars on Alternatives to Petroleum – Jet (SOAP-Jet) webinar on Friday, November 18th. The event was well attended by approximately 70 people. This webinar was the second in a series that communicates progress and challenges associated with alternative aviation fuels and assessment of environmental and sustainability impacts. The webinar series is intended to provide a forum for members of the alternative jet fuel community to share lessons learned, methodologies, and strategies in order to promote knowledge and communication among stakeholders.
Mike Gaffney (WSU) and Paul Smith (PSU) described their social science research on SAJF stakeholders and communities, which is being conducted as part of the ASCENT 01 project by a cross-disciplinary team from Washington State University and Pennsylvania State University. They also discussed applications for that research, and implications for this and future projects. Included in the discussion was the “Refinery to Wing” assessment of stakeholder perspectives on SAJF supply chain implementation and the Community Attribute and Asset Model (CAAM). These two research projects provide useful insight into decision-making, strategic engagement of stakeholders and communities, and the vital role of social components in successful implementation, sustainability and resilience.
You can access the slide deck from this past Friday’s SOAP-Jet webinar, here.
Additional presentations will be scheduled for the first half of 2017. To learn more about the SOAP-Jet series or to share your ideas for future SOAP-Jet webinars, contact Kristin Lewis (Kristin.firstname.lastname@example.org).