Alfa Bird

Project Objective: 

Research biofuels with potential for commercialization

Initiative Description: 

ALFA-BIRD (Alternative Fuels and Biofuels for Aircraft Development) is a project co-funded by the EU in the 7th Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development, started in July 2008. ALFA-BIRD is an R&D project aiming at viable technical solutions. Its objective is to investigate and develop a variety of alternative fuels for the use in aeronautics, motivated by the need to ensure a sustainable growth of the civil aviation, regarding the impact of fossil fuels on climate change, and in the context of oil prices that are highly volatile and increasing in the long term.

Key Stakeholders Involved: 
Biorefineries
Oil Companies
Aircraft Manufacturers
Airports
Government
NGOs
Region: 
Europe
Duration: 
Indeterminate
Regional Scope: 

Regional

Partners: 
European Virtual Institute for Integrated Risk Management, DE, Airbus France, FR, Airbus Central Entity, FR, Airbus UK, UK, Avio S.p.A, IT, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, FR, Technologica Group, BE, Dassault Aviation, FR, Deutsches Zentrum f¸r Luft- und Raumfahrt e.V., DE, Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques, FR, Institut National des Sciences AppliquÈes of Toulouse, FR, IFP-Institut FranÁais du PÈtrole, FR, Lesaffre Group, FR, MTU Aero Engines GmbH, DE, Office National d’…tudes et de Recherches AÈrospatiales, FR 16 ROLLS-ROYCE, UK 17 SASOL Technology (Pty) Ltd., ZA 18 SHELL Aviation, UK 19 SNECMA, FR 20 University of Sheffield, UK 21 Universit‰t Karlsruhe, DE, Graz University of Technology, AU, University of Toronto, CA
Country: 
Germany
Type of Feedstock: 
Other/Multiple