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25-Nov-2012 Gary Cleven participates in the inaugural meeting of the ISCC Technical Committee North America

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02-Oct-2012 Gary Cleven participates in the Aviation Biofuels Development Conference in Washington DC

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28-Jun-2010 IATA criticizes lack of progress on volcanic ash issues in Europe [ATW]

28-Jan-2010 The solid business case for cutting carbon emissions [BusinessDay]

06-Dec-2009 The implications of the EU's ETS [Aircraft Commerce]

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16-Nov-2012 Airbus and EADS join Chinese venture to develop algae-based jet fuels, with demo flight planned for 2013 [GreenAir Online]

15-Nov-2012 Third wave of green flight trials to get underway in Europe as part of AIRE emissions reduction programme [GreenAir Online]

09-Nov-2012 Virgin Atlantic says 2020 carbon target on track as new aircraft and fuel efficiency measures deliver savings [GreenAir Online]

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) intends to establish an Air Transportation Center of Excellence (COE) for Alternative Jet Fuels and Environment (AJF&E) in 2013. SustainAvia is offering its research capabilities and sustainable biofuels expertise to participants in the COE.


The purpose of the FAA COE for AJF&E is to forge a union of public sector (FAA, government agencies, airport authorities, state/local governments, etc.), private sector (airlines, manufacturers, etc.), and academic institutions to create a world-class consortium to identify solutions for existing and anticipated problems facing aviation in terms of environment and energy.

A five-pillar comprehensive and integrated approach to achieving aviation environmental and energy goals, based on aviation's traditional strengths of technological and operational innovation, is being pursued with the following components that the COE's activities will address:

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Scope of work

The FAA intends for the Center members to conduct a broad range of study areas to include, but not be limited to, the following areas:

How SustainAvia can help

SustainAvia is interested in working on a sub-contract basis with the 'aviation industry, nationally recognized academic institutions, and other public and private entities' participating in the FAA COE for AJF&E.

Our experience in aviation research working in various EU CleanSky projects and environmental training in the RSB and ISCC biofuel sustainability certification schemes will be valuable in the various technical areas as detailed in the 'Scope of Work' stated in the FAA COE Program Office draft solicitation.

In addition, our vast knowledge and practical experience of the aviation sector worldwide (commercial and non-commercial aircraft operators; airliners and business jets), as well as our extensive contacts in the sector can be extremely valuable any time there is a need to reach out, interview or survey industry representatives.

More precisely, SustainAvia can help candidates matching the following criteria listed in section 4 of the draft solicitation document:

Criterion 2: The demonstrated research and extension resources available to the applicant to carry out this section

Criterion 3 The ability of the applicant to provide leadership in making national and regional contributions to the solution of long-range and immediate air transportation problems

Criterion 5: The demonstrated ability of the applicant to disseminate results of the air transportation research and educational programs through statewide or region-wide continuing education programs

Criterion 6: The projects the applicant proposes to carry out under the grant

SustainAvia is interested in participating in the following topics:

3.1.1. Alternative Jet Fuels - Feedstock Development, Processing and Conversion Research

3.1.2. Alternative Jet Fuels – Regional Supply and Refining Infrastructure

3.1.3. Alternative Jet Fuels – Environmental Benefits Analysis

3.1.6. Environment - Aircraft Noise and Impacts

3.1.7. Environment - Aviation Emissions and Impacts

3.1.8. Environment - Aircraft Technology Assessment

3.1.9. Environmentally and Energy Efficient Gate-to-Gate Aircraft Operations