1st Edition

Sustainable Aviation Fuels Transitioning Towards Green Aviation

By Joachim Buse Copyright 2024
    232 Pages 30 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Sustainable Aviation Fuels discusses the transfer process of aviation to carbon-neutral flights, including how to manage the transition period. It also demonstrates how to develop and design a new approach for environmentally friendly air transport with reduced emissions.

    Covering the full scope of commercialisation, market considerations, advisements on investments and transition challenges of sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), the book tackles questions related to the cost of changing fuel types, competitive market models that can exist parallel to the oil industry and strategies for airlines to implement. It considers reliability requirements for feedstock suppliers and SAF producers, as well as ways to avoid feedstock shortages.

    The book will interest aviation industry professionals, fuel producers, airline fuel buyers, airport operators and propulsion engineers working on SAF production. Aviation, aerospace and business students taking courses in propulsion, gas turbine emissions, air transport management, supply chain development and sustainable energy production will find the book useful as well.

    1. Global Aviation – A Forward Looking Overview.  2. Crude Oil and Its Supply Chain from Well to Wing.  3. The Jet Fuel Market - JET A-1 and SAF.  4. Investment Considerations.  5. Airline Considerations.  6. The Impact of International Regulations on Feedstocks and SAF Production.  7. Feedstocks as Sstarting Point of SAF Production.  8. Production of SAF.  9. Market Implementation Strategies for SAF.  10. Summary and Outlook.  11. Glossary and Bibliography.  


    Joachim Buse received his PhD from the Institute of Infrastructure and Resources Management at the Faculty of Economics, Leipzig University. He started his professional career in 1986 with Lufthansa German Airlines in various purchasing functions and became Deputy Vice President Fuel Supply in 1992. In 1996, he left Lufthansa and became Managing Director of AFS Aviation Fuel Services GmbH, a joint venture company of Air BP, Shell and Lufthansa. In 2005, Joachim Buse returned to Lufthansa and became CPO of Lufthansa Passenger Airlines. He retired from Lufthansa in 2016 and founded Adeptus Green Management GmbH, a consulting company for Sustainable Aviation Fuels and renewable energy projects. Joachim Buse was a co-founder and board member of aireg – Aviation Initiative for Renewable Energy in Germany in 2011 and moved to aireg’s advisory board in 2019. Since 2021, he has suported the HyKero project of EDL Anlagenbau Gesellschaft mbH, Leipzig, dealing with the construction of a 50,000-ton commercial plant for production of PtL-kerosene based on hydrogen and natural carbon sources (e-SAF).