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From Farm to Flight: Evaluating Canola-Based Jet Fuels

A Volpe-developed tool is helping researchers perform full chain life-cycle assessments of alternative fuels, including canola-based jet fuels, and examine a range of energy scenarios across the transportation network.

New Tool Evaluates Alternative Fuel Transport Options

Volpe develops a national model for evaluating alternative fuel transport patterns, costs, and impacts to respond to military and commercial aviation sectors' need for reliable supplies of sustainable alternative aviation fuels that can be distributed throughout supply chains in the continental...

Reducing Heavy Truck Fuel Consumption

Volpe teamed up with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to assess the technical feasibility and cost of reducing medium- and heavy-duty truck fuel consumption. Volpe staff conducted research on improving vehicle fuel economy, analyzing emerging technologies and...

Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative

Volpe plays a key role in the Commercial Alternative Aviation Fuel Initiative (CAAFI), a multi-organizational coalition dedicated to promoting the development and deployment of safe, green alternatives to today’s jet fuels.

Research Provides Snapshot of Alternative Jet Fuel Production

A recent analysis by staff at Volpe, The National Transportation Systems Center, aims to identify whether and to what extent industry-planned alternative jet fuel production can contribute to aviation carbon neutral growth goals. The international aviation industry has committed to carbon...

Rights-of-Way Increasingly Being Considered for Innovative Uses

Some states are exploring the implementation of alternative energy technologies and alternative fuel facilities along publicly-owned highway rights-of-way (ROW) to curb the impacts of climate change and achieve other benefits. In a report prepared for the Federal Highway Administration...