MIT Graduate Student opens the 2019 CAAFI Webinar Series, presenting analysis of policy effects on SAJF technoeconomics

25 January 2019 – On January 17, CAAFI’s R&D Team hosted the first CAAFI Webinar of 2019, presented by Juju Wang, a second year graduate student at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ms. Wang is currently conducting research on alternative aviation fuel technologies in the Lab for Aviation and the Environment under Professor Steven Barrett. Her presentation, “Quantitative Policy Analysis for Alternative Jet Fuel Pathways” described her work using stochastic techno-economic analysis (TEA) to model various alternative jet fuel pathways’ economic viability relative to fossil jet. In addition, potential policies such as input subsidies, greenhouse gas reduction incentives, and capital grants were simulated in the model to assess breakeven policy costs and quantify policy effects (both singly and combined) on the financial viability for each pathway.

The webinar was well-attended with approximately 80 participants. To view the presentation slide deck, click here.

The model used for the analysis was modified from Bann et al. (2017) that can be found here.

CAAFI Webinars are intended to provide a forum for members of the alternative jet fuel community to discuss progress and related gaps and challenges, share lessons learned, methodologies, and strategies in order to promote communication among stakeholders and enable commercialization of Sustainable Alternative Jet Fuel (SAJF).

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