Alternative Fuels in Air Travel
Lowering Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Reducing Operating Costs
In order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the aviation community is actively exploring the use of alternative fuels – and their benefits. Metron Aviation’s expertise in the technical, business and policy aspects of alternative fuels extend from the development of targets for alternative fuel adoption to assessment of implementation readiness at the airport level. Highlights of services and capabilities include:
Alternative Fuels Availability
Metron Aviation assess the availability and environmental footprint characteristics of alternative fuels for a number of clients worldwide.
Metron Aviation analyses echnical, regulatory, environmental and business considerations for implementation of alternative fuel projects in the airport setting. This expertise is complemented with practical knowledge of airline jet fuel purchasing practices, airport fueling operations, and other fuel-related logistics.
Demand Analysis and Evaluation
Metron Aviation’s modeling and simulation tools help clients determine fuel burn and emissions from aircraft activity at multiple levels. These tools can be used to determine projected fuel burn and emissions into the future taken into account changes in demand patterns, operational improvements and changes in aircraft technology.
Assessment of Environmental Impacts
Metron Aviation modeling and simulation tools can be used to calculate and assess environmental impacts in terms of lifecycle CO2 and local air quality emissions.
Define Environmental Targets and Strategies
Metron Aviation defines and evaluates of environmental targets with respect to fuel burn and emissions. Metron Aviation’s tools can be used to explore different policy options and “what-if ” scenarios to assess the impact and feasibility of strategies to achieve desired environmental goals.