ASTM WK41378

    New Specification for RESEARCH REPORT: Evaluation of Alcohol to Jet Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosenes (ATJ-SPKs)

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    Developed by Subcommittee: D02.J0.06 | Committee D02 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    The primary objective is to provide data to show that ATJ SPK is fit for purpose for use on turbine engine, and to provide data to support the establishment of specification criteria to control process variability. The data in this document will show that the SPK produced from alcohol feedstocks (ATJ-SPK) has the same properties as SPK produced through hydroprocessing bio-derived fats and oils (HEFA-SPK), or through the gasification-Fischer-Tropsch synthesis process followed by hydroprocessing (FT-SPK). All three routes to SPK (FT-SPK, HEFA-SPK, ATJ-SPK) rely on hydroprocessing followed by fractionation as the final steps to produce highly branched paraffinic kerosene in the same boiling point range as petroleum derived jet fuel.

    Its the intent of this report to demonstrate that a suitable SPK can be produced from an alcohol source (ATJ-SPK) that can satisfy the requirements outlined in D7566-09. Further, its also the intent of this report to demonstrate that a 50% (v) ATJ-SPK fuel blend with conventional petroleum jet fuel is suitable for use in turbine engines for commercial aviation. This report will be used by government (FAA) and OEMs in the field of jet fuel.


    Alternative Jet Fuel, Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosenes, Alcohol to Jet

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

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    Technical Contact:
    Glenn Johnston

    Draft Under Development