Aviation Fuel Articles

  • Incentives for aviation biofuel have a limited role in decarbonisation of air travel

    While it was once hoped that biofuel would be a game-changer for transport emissions, evidence has since emerged of unwanted effects from biofuel production, including direct effects such as deforestation to grow biofuel crops, and ‘Indirect Land Use Change’ (ILUC) effects such as the use of previously forested land for agriculture (if agricultural land is used) for biofuel. Recent ...

    By A.E.F. S.r.l.

  • Solar fuels: how planes and cars could be powered by the sun

    Solar energy is the world’s most plentiful and ubiquitous energy source, and researchers around the world are pursuing ways to convert sunlight into a useful form. Most people are aware of solar photovoltaics that generate electricity and solar panels that produce hot water. But there is another thrust of solar research: turning sunlight into liquid fuels. Research in solar-derived liquid ...


  • Investigation of fatty acid methyl esters in jet fuel

    Sustainable aviation fuels research has considerable momentum in efforts lead by government, academia and industry. Environmentally sound domestic fuels allow significant benefits, while also creating some challenges due to their novelty. One of these challenges is the cross contamination of fatty acid methyl esters (FAME) in biodiesel with jet fuels. It was suspected that sharing the same supply ...

    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Exergetic and exergo–economic analysis of a turboprop engine: a case study for CT7–9C

    The turboprop engine has played an important role in short haul commuter and military transport aircraft where high speed is not critical. It may provide the aviation sector with one of the most significant means of achieving reduced operating costs through reductions in fuel consumption. This paper deals with exergo–economic analysis of a modern turboprop engine (CT7–9C) with a free power ...

    By Inderscience Publishers

  • Performance of a direct diesel engine using aviation fuels blended with biodiesel

    In this study, jet fuel (JF) and railroad fuel (D2) with SME blends (5%, 20%, 50%) were used in a four–cylinder, naturally aspirated, direct (DI) diesel engine. The engine was operated under full load and tested at various speeds to determine the engine's performance and exhaust emission characteristics. The experimental results show that as the SME ratio of the fuels increases, the break ...

    By Inderscience Publishers

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