Sustainable Aviation Fuel: Decarbonizing American Aviation Through Agriculture

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This presentation was given in response to an invitation to NREL to contribute to a conference session titled: "From Farm to Sky: Sustainable Aviation Fuel." I overview the basics of Sustainable Aviation Fuel, including reviewing the SAF Grand Challenge, feedstock availability (especially agriculture-relevant feedstocks), the importance of SAF for decarbonizing aviation, life cycle analysis and sustainability, necessary SAF properties, ASTM-approved pathways, SAF synthesis processes in current practice, and broader positive impacts of SAF.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages19
StatePublished - 2024

Publication series

NamePresented at the National Conference of State Legislatures Agricultural Task Force Meeting, 8 June 2024, St. Paul, Minnesota

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/PR-5100-90186


  • fuel properties
  • life cycle analysis
  • overview
  • sustainable aviation fuel


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