Biofuels as an Alternative Energy Source for Aviation-A Survey

The use of biofuels has been gaining in popularity over the past few years because of their ability to reduce the dependence on fossil fuels. As a renewable energy source, biofuels can be a viable option for sustaining long-term energy needs if they are managed efficiently. We investigate past, present, and possible future biofuel alternatives currently being researched and applied around the world. More specifically, we investigate the use of ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, biodiesel (palm oil, algae, and halophytes), and synthetic fuel blends that can potentially be used as fuels for aviation and nonaerospace applications. We also investigate the processing of biomass via gasification, hydrolysis, and anaerobic digestion as a way to extract fuel oil from alternative biofuels source

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    NASA John H. Glenn Research Center

    Lewis Research Center, 21000 Brookpark Road
    Cleveland, OH  United States  44135
  • Authors:
    • McDowellBomani, B M
    • Bulzan, D L
    • Centeno-Gomez, D I
    • Hendricks, R C
  • Publication Date: 2009


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: 23p

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  • Accession Number: 01157039
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: NASA-TM-2009-215587, E-16828
  • Contract Numbers: WBS 561581.
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 4 2010 10:07AM