Aviation Fuel Substitutes



Previous chapters have indicated that petroleum, the main source material for aviation fuels, must be expected to approach exhaustion within the next few decades, and that comparable fuels may well be derivable from such alternative sources as shale, tar and coal. Much development work awaits completion before these ‘alternative-source’ fuels become available in sufficient economic quantities to supplement effectively the conventional aviation gasolines and kerosines. Furthermore, the price differential will clearly remain unfavourable until quantity production is established and, probably, conventional fuels continue to become more expensive.


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© Eric Goodger and Ray Vere 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cranfield Institute of TechnologyBedfordUK
  2. 2.Esso Petroleum Co. LtdUK

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