publication . Doctoral thesis . 2010

Enabling alternate fuels for commercial aircraft

Daggett, D.;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2010
  • Publisher: Cranfield University
Abstract
The following reports on the past four years of work to examine the feasibility, sustainability and economic viability of developing a renewable, greenhouse-gas-neutral, liquid biofuel for commercial aircraft. The sharp increase in environmental concerns, such as global warming, as well as the volatile price fluctuations of fossil fuels, has ignited a search for alternative transportation fuels. However, commercial aircraft can not use present alternative fuels that are designed for ground transportation. Aircraft also have much longer service lives, are capital intensive to purchase, require a complex refueling infrastructure, and are specifically designed t...
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