2 March 2015—Through an agreement with Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Battelle operates the Assured Aerospace Fuels Research Facility (AAFRF) in Dayton, Ohio. The AAFRF enables small-scale production of sustainable alternative jet fuels (SAJF) for R&D, evaluation, and qualification efforts. This partnership with the U.S. Air Force puts Battelle in a unique position to provide a full spectrum of services to assist in the development of SAJF. Battelle also optimizes conversion processes for the production of SAJF and bio-based products, and operates hydrotreatment and catalyst development laboratories at its headquarters in Columbus, OH.
Battelle’s multidisciplinary teams and leading-edge facilities ensure efficient and cost-effective R&D. In addition to the existing pilot production set-up, space and infrastructure are also available at the AAFRF for more-integrated research, development and demonstration of end-to-end SAJF production from multiple conversion methodologies.
Read more about AAFRF and Battelle’s expertise, and how to contact them to explore collaboration opportunities here. Battelle also intend to provide overviews of AAFRF capability, and seek further industry input on R&D needs, at upcoming CAAFI R&D and Cert./Qual. team meetings.