Research & Development Links


Links to organizations conducting alternative jet fuel research and development.


Alfa-Bird ALFA-BIRD is an R&D project aiming at viable technical solutions. Its objective is to investigate and develop a variety of alternative fuels for the use of in aeronautics, motivated by the need to ensure asustainable growth of the civil aviation, regarding the impact of fossil fuels on climate change, and in the context of oil prices that are highly volatile and increasing in the long term.
 
Alfa-Bird Defense Production Act Title III Program (Title III) is undertaking an initiative, co-sponsored by the DOD, DOE, and USDA, to establish a domestic, commercial-scale manufacturing and supply capability for drop-in replacement transportation biofuels suitable for military operational use.
 
FAA The Federal Aviation Administration's Office of Environment & Energy R&D website has information on FAA sponsored research and development on environment and energy issues, including alternative jet fuel development.
 
International Trade Administration International Trade Administration (U.S. Department of Commerce) - The International Trade Administration provides a user-friendly website that lists Federal and State incentives programs specifically for fuels development by alternative jet fuels and aviation gas producers.
 
NASA NASA Aeronautics Research Mission Directorate and NASA Glenn Research Center are conducting alternative jet fuel research.
 
NSF The National Science Foundation is sponsoring research on new, second-generation cellulosic biofuels derived from non-food plants and agricultural waste. These "green" gasoline, diesel and jet fuels are identical to petroleum counterparts, with the same performance and functionality and compatible with existing infrastructure.;
 
Omega Omega is a UK based research organization focused on sustainable aviation and is developing an alternative jet fuels data center.
 
PARTNER Partnership for AiR Transport Noise and Emissions Reduction (PARTNER) is a U.S. based aviation cooperative research organization, and an FAA/NASA/Transport Canada-sponsored Center of Excellence doing aviationa environmental and alternative jet fuels research.
 
TRB TRB's Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) - The Transportation Research Board (TRB) of the National Academies of Science is sponsoring research on the costs and benefits of alternative aviation fuel use at airports.
 
US Air Force U.S. Air Force is conducting alternative jet fuel testing in support of its alternative jet fuel aircraft certification program.
 
DARPA U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is sponsoring development of affordable and efficient processes for biofuels to replace jet fuel.