JETSCREEN will develop a screening and optimization platform for alternative fuels.
The platform integrates distributed design tools & generic experiments that will assess the risks and benefits and optimize alternative fuels for a maximum energy per kilogram of fuel and a reduction of pollutants emissions.
JETSCREEN will provide fuel producers, air framers and aero-engine and fuel system OEMs with knowledge-based screening tools that will:
Streamline the alternative aviation fuel approval process
Assess the compatibility of fuel composition/properties with respect to the fuel system and the combustion system
Quantify the added value of alternative fuels
Optimize fuel formulation in order to attain the full environmental potential of synthetic and conventional fuels
JETSCREEN will develop its screening and optimization platform/framework
based on a research methodology that starts with a fuel matrix encompassing so-called extreme fuels.
In the tool development phase, the process-specific extreme fuels are explored experimentally then modelled. Quantitative results or qualitative assessments are expected depending on the level of maturity when predicting fuel’s impact on physical sub-processes or on the fuel system or the engine system. Finally, in the tool application phase, the tools are integrated into a screening workflow.