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Introduction 7 off the ground. Furthermore, innovative airports can look at alternative jet fuels as another means of new business development while at the same time supporting the airlines, being a good citizen, and helping improve the environment. A follow-on ACRP project, ACRP 02-36, "Assessing Opportunities for Alternative Fuel Dis- tribution Programs," will investigate opportunities for airports to introduce a broader variety of alternative fuels, such as green diesel and compressed natural gas (CNG), in addition to alterna- tive jet fuel. This expanded scope should be of great interest to airports as they operate their own ground vehicles and other equipment, such as back-up generators, that can use these alternative fuels. For more information on this project, please visit and search for ACRP Project 02-36. 1.5 Limitations of the Handbook The field of alternative jet fuels is advancing very rapidly. The information contained in this handbook about the technologies and feedstocks to produce alternative jet fuels reflects the best knowledge as of the date of publication and is expected to be relevant in the short term. New technologies and feedstocks are expected to become available in the medium to long term; how- ever, given the large uncertainties surrounding these developments, it is not practical to attempt to discuss them in this handbook. The evaluation and tools developed in this handbook are expected to remain relevant despite new developments on the technology front. 1.6 Resources for Further Information The latest information about the development of alternative jet fuels can be obtained from the following sources: The Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative (CAAFI,, a coalition of U.S. government agencies, manufacturers, airlines, and airport organizations. The Air Transport Association of America (ATA,, the leading trade associ- ation for U.S. airlines. The International Air Transport Association (IATA,, an international airline trade association. The Air Transport Action Group (ATAG,, an association that represents all sectors of the international air transport industry. The Sustainable Aviation Fuel Users Group (SAFUG,, a coalition of airlines, manufacturers, and other organizations involved with alternative jet fuel. Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP,, which supports a portfolio of projects on alternative fuels.