Aviation biofuel from renewable resources: Routes, opportunities and challenges

Thushara Kandaramath Hari, Zahira Yaakob, Narayanan N. Binitha

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Abstract

Air transport describes an inevitable part in the day to day life of the modern world. It is highly responsible for the worldwide social contacts and business developments. The use of petroleum fuels as energy source for air transport is not sustainable. Aviation is one of the leading contributors to the total greenhouse gas emissions. Also, the fossil fuel prices are becoming more volatile day by day. So it is very essential to introduce and industrialize alternative aviation fuels generated from renewable resources, especially biomass. A number of industrial commitments and collaborations have emerged to find alternative ways to reach bio aviation fuels. Research on the conversion of biomass based sources to bio jet fuels is of current interest. The main concern is the production of biojet fuel, from renewable resources, with relatively low greenhouse gas life cycle and sustainability with affordable price. The present paper overviews the opportunities and challenges in the development of alternative fuels for aviation. The production process, feedstock used and the most promising global projects are also reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1234-1244
Number of pages11
JournalRenewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews
Volume42
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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Biofuels
Aviation
Greenhouse gases
Biomass
Jet fuel
Alternative fuels
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Gas emissions
Fossil fuels
Feedstocks
Sustainable development
Life cycle
Crude oil
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Keywords

  • Aviation
  • Bio jet fuel
  • Challenge
  • Feedstock
  • Production route

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  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment

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Aviation biofuel from renewable resources : Routes, opportunities and challenges. / Kandaramath Hari, Thushara; Yaakob, Zahira; Binitha, Narayanan N.

In: Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, Vol. 42, 2015, p. 1234-1244.

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