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Condensation trails from biofuels/kerosene blends scoping study

Gierens, Klaus and Braun-Unkhoff, Marina and Le Clercq, Patrick and Plohr, Martin and Schlager, Hans and Wolters, Florian (2016) Condensation trails from biofuels/kerosene blends scoping study. [Other]

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Official URL: https://ec.europa.eu/energy/sites/ener/files/documents/Contrails-from-biofuels-scoping-study-final-report.pdf

Abstract

The purpose of this report is to inform the European Commission on issues related to contrail formation with respect to the introduction of biofuels and blends (and similar alternative fuels) into the aviation transport system. The report describes the physics of contrail formation and how exhaust soot and other particles may affect contrail properties and eventual climate impact. Soot and particle formation depend on fuel composition and on details of the combustion process and the engine’s influence on the latter. All these processes are discussed. Current uncertainties are stressed and ways to overcome them are suggested. The introduction of aviation biofuels has a potential for a climate benefit in principle, but further research is recommended in order to employ constrained stocks of biofuels in a climate optimal way.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/113112/
Document Type:Other
Title:Condensation trails from biofuels/kerosene blends scoping study
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Gierens, KlausDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Braun-Unkhoff, MarinaDLR, IVTUNSPECIFIED
Le Clercq, PatrickDLR, IVTUNSPECIFIED
Plohr, MartinDLR, IATUNSPECIFIED
Schlager, HansDLR, IPAUNSPECIFIED
Wolters, FlorianDLR, IATUNSPECIFIED
Date:2016
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Number of Pages:78
Status:Published
Keywords:alternative fuels; condensation trails; climate impact
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Aeronautics
HGF - Program Themes:air traffic management and operations
DLR - Research area:Aeronautics
DLR - Program:L AO - Air Traffic Management and Operation
DLR - Research theme (Project):L - Climate, Weather and Environment
Location: Köln-Porz , Oberpfaffenhofen , Stuttgart
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Atmospheric Physics
Institute of Combustion Technology
Institute of Propulsion Technology
Deposited By: Gierens, Dr.rer.nat. Klaus Martin
Deposited On:13 Jul 2017 16:18
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:10

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