National Research Council continues to search for low lead aviation gasoline alternatives

June 19, 2013 |

In Canada, the National Research Council of Canada has announced a new project to assist in the development and testing of an alternative for low lead (100LL) aviation gasoline. The project, which is in response to concerns from the aviation industry over the replacement of 100LL with a no-lead alternative, will seek ways to reduce airborne pollutants released during transportation. The National Research Council is seeking partners and collaborators to join this research and development effort to ensure the long-term viability of the general aviation industry. NRC has shown its capability to produce results when the analysis of the world’s first civil flight powered by 100 percent biofuel revealed a 50 percent reduction in aerosol emissions compared to conventional jet fuel. The NRC will consider any alternative, biobased or petroleum based, so long as the fuel is lead free.

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