Defense Energy Support Center and Air Transport Association of America sign strategic alliance to advance aviation biofuels
In Washington, the Defense Energy Support Center and Air Transport Association of America will sign a strategic alliance today for the development and deployment of alternative aviation fuels. The DESC-ATA alliance brings together shared goals of the Department of Defense and the principle U.S. airlines to advance the development and deployment of commercially viable, environmentally friendly, alternative aviation fuels.
The DESC and ATA enter this strategic alliance to spur aviation alternative fuels market growth. The focus is on three areas: common methodologies for life cycle greenhouse gas assessments; deployment and logistics factors including potential locations and distribution venues suitable for alternative fuels production; and development of compatible contracting and finance mechanisms for industry and government contracting opportunities. The DESC is responsible for the end-to-end supply chain management of petroleum products for the Department of Defense’s customer base. ATA is the premier trade group of the principal U.S. airlines.