Sustainability of biojet fuels: A multiactor life cycle assessment approach

Datu Buyung Agusdinata, Fu Zhao, Daniel A. DeLaurentis

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Abstract

Farmers and airline managers are the two main components of the long chain of processes involved in producing biojet fuels from raw materials and delivering them to an aircraft tank, referred to as the life cycle stages of biojet fuel. Farmers and airline managers play a major role in making things happen by their actions. Their decisions influence whether and to what degree biojet fuel production and consumption are possible. It is essential for engineers to be aware of the developments around them to address sustainability issues such as climate change. They need to recognize that the particular product or service they design, build, and manufacture is part of a larger process, such as the life cycle stages along with the farmers and airline managers. They also need to understand that the materials and energy used to manufacture a product come from the outputs of other processes upstream in the life cycle stages.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number6135124
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Potentials
Volume31
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Strategy and Management
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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