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.
 
Ascent Aviation Sustainability Center The Aviation Sustainability Center, ASCENT, is a collaboration between academia, government, and private industry exploring ways to produce sustainable aviation fuels at commercial scale, creating an industry with the potential for large-scale economic development and job creation.
 
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 The Federal Aviation Administration's Sustainable Jet Fuel website provides information on FAA-sponsored alternative aviation fuels research and 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 The UK-based Omega project ran from January 2007-2009 investigating factors associated with the development of sustainable aviation. The project produced a final report evaluating the environmental effects of potential alternative aviation fuels, as well as a searchable database and alternative fuel 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.