Sustainable Bio-Derived Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (Bio-SPK) Jet Fuel Flights and Engine Tests Program Results

Timothy Rahmes, James Kinder, Grant Crenfeldt, Gary LeDuc, Yasunori Abe, Michael McCall, T Henry, George Zombanakis, Dave Lambert, Chris Lewis, M Andac, Jerome Juenger (+3 others)
2009 9th AIAA Aviation Technology, Integration, and Operations Conference (ATIO)   unpublished
This paper describes the results of an industry effort to test Bio-derived Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene (Bio-SPK) from natural plant oils. The program included the identification and sourcing of sustainable feedstocks, the use of a new fuel processing method, numerous fuel tests, engine operability, performance and emissions tests, and flight testing in three Boeing aircraft models. The Bio-SPK blended fuels have potential to reduce life cycle CO 2 emissions and be compatible with current
more » ... e with current aircraft, systems, and infrastructure.
doi:10.2514/6.2009-7002 fatcat:xyamh3j3sfdvpmsck4p76bstzy