Beginning tomorrow, the ACCESS-II experiments will be staged from
The collaboration on ACCESS-II will result in the collection of complementary and unique flight test data that will be shared and reported to the
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March 2014, the NRC Falcon and CT-133 planes measured comparative emissions from two fuels (conventional JetA1 fuel and HEFA 50/50 biofuel) which powered the Falcon in cruise. This research was in preparation for ACCESS-II and was sponsored by Transport Canada'sClean Transportation initiative. -- These experiments are important because airborne emissions may affect the radiative-forcing aspect of global warming. -- The NASA Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions project examine the aerosol and gas emissions from an aircraft under a variety of different fuel types, engine power, altitude and meteorological conditions.
"NRC is proud to take part in this international effort to understand the atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning alternative fuels. This work to investigate greener alternatives for aviation fuel benefits the aerospace industry in
"Partnering with our German and Canadian colleagues allows us to combine our expertise and resources as we work together to solve the challenges common to the global aviation community such as understanding emission characteristics from the use of alternative fuels which presents a great potential for significant reductions in harmful emissions."
- NRC flies the world's first civil jet powered by 100 percent biofuel
- Analysis of 100 percent biofuel tested in flight by NRC reveals reduction in emissions
- Aeronautics for the 21st Century
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