Jet Fuel Derived from Ethanol Now Eligible for Commercial Flights
Jet fuel produced from ethanol by LanzaTech in accordance with the Annex A5 ATJ-SPK criteria completed all required aircraft and engine Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) testing and review. Following a review by the OEMs and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that the ethanol-derived ATJ-SPK was fit for purpose for use on aircraft and engines, an ASTM Subcommittee D02.J on Aviation Fuel ballot was submitted to the ASTM membership for review (the “D02.J Ballot”). The D02.J Ballot passed all levels of ASTM technical scrutiny: ASTM D02.J subcommittee (November 8, 2017), ASTM D02 Main committee on Petroleum Products, Liquid Fuels, and Lubricants (March 18, 2018) and ASTM General Society Review (April 1, 2018). The fit for purpose determination was based on a Research Report led by LanzaTech and submitted to ASTM which contained detailed data measured on ethanol based ATJ produced using the technology originally developed by the Pacific Northwest National Lab (PNNL) and scaled up by LanzaTech. The Research Report demonstrated that the LanzaTech-PNNL ATJ-SPK meets all fit-for-purpose properties required by ASTM D4054, the Standard Practice for Qualification and Approval of New Aviation Turbine Fuels and Fuel Additives, including when blended at the 50% level with conventional jet.
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