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Alternative Fuels for Commercial Aviation
A look at various alternatives fuel for use in commercial aviation.
# 150908 | 2,242 words | 4 sources | APA | 2012 | US


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Description:

This paper examines the requirements for alternative fuels in commercial aviation as well as discussing the fuels which are presently available and those which are still in the developmental phases. According to the paper, there has been an increase in concern over degradation of the environment over the past two decades and of the various options open to society to reduce the environmental burden. It further notes that technology is widely considered as the most attractive option for alternative fuels. Additionally, the paper notes that the world's economic system is dependent on coal, oil and natural gas for approximately 90 percent of the world's energy supply. The paper states that conversion and end-use technologies transform energy into useful forms of energies and services. Alternative energy supply technologies have become available as well. The paper concludes by reviewing various fuel energy types and the characteristics of each of these. Several figures are included in the paper.

Outline:

Introduction
I. Available Alternative Aviation Fuels
Summary & Conclusion

From the Paper:

"This work reviews the requirements for alternative fuels as well as the presently available fuels and those which are still in the developmental phases. The work of Kemp (nd) entitled: "Technology and the Transition to Environmental Sustainability: The Problem of Technological Regime Shifts" states that the present environmental problems "call for more environmentally benign technology." There has been an increase in concern over degradation of the environment over the past two decades and "of the various options open to society to reduce the environmental burden, technology is widely considered as the most attractive option." (Kemp, nd) The world's economic system is dependent on coal, oil and natural gas for approximately 90 percent of the world's energy supply. It is stated that "conversion and end-use technologies" transform energy into useful forms of energies and services. Alternative energy supply technologies have become available as well."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Altman, Richard L. (2007) Alternative Fuels in Commercial Aviation The Need, the Approach, Progress. 32ndAnnual FAA Forecasting Conference Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative Friday, March 16, 2007. Online available at: http://www.faa.gov/news/conferences_events/aviation_forecast_2007/agenda_presentation/media/9-%20Rich%20Altman.pdf
  • Daggett, David L., Hendricks, Robert C., Walther, Rainer, and Corporan, Edwin (2008) Alternate Fuels for Use in Commercial Aircraft. NASA STI Program. Online available at: http://gltrs.grc.nasa.gov/reports/2008/TM-2008-214833.pdf
  • Kemp, Rene (nd) Technology and the Transition to Environmental Sustainability: The Problem of Technological Regime Shifts. Futures Journal. Online available at: http://kemp.unu-merit.nl/docs/FUTURES2.pdf
  • Liang, Anita (nd) Emerging Fuel Cell Developments at NASA for Aircraft Applications. Aeropropulsion Projects Office NASA Glenn Research Center. Online available at: http://www.netl.doe.gov/publications/proceedings/03/seca/Anita%20Liang.pdf

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