Authors: Anna Iakovlieva; Sergii Boichenko; Oksana Vovk; Kazimierz Lejda
Addresses: Ecology Department, National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine ' Department of Internal Combustion Engines and Transport, Rzeszowska Politechnika, Rzeszow, Poland ' Ecology Department, National Aviation University, Kyiv, Ukraine ' Department of Internal Combustion Engines and Transport, Rzeszowska Politechnika, Rzeszow, Poland
Abstract: The present-day situation in civil aviation is discussed. Taking into account limitation of crude oil resources for jet fuel production and worsening of the ecological situation, the tendency to transition to alternative fuels is presented. The perspectives of Ukraine and Poland in production and application of alternative jet fuels is figured out. Main attention is paid to reveal possibilities of these countries for production of jet biofuels derived from plant oils. The potential of biofuels production from various feedstocks is presented and analysed. The advantages of oil-derived biofuels production and application are discussed.
Keywords: jet fuel; alternative fuels; harmful emission; environmental sustainability; plant oil; aviation biofuels; green aircraft; Ukraine; Poland; civil aviation; sustainable aviation.
International Journal of Sustainable Aviation, 2015 Vol.1 No.4, pp.314 - 323
Received: 18 May 2015
Accepted: 30 Jun 2015
Published online: 16 Feb 2016 *