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Alternative Aviation Fuel Experiment

       Aircraft emissions from alternative fuel usage:

o   January 2009 & January/February 2011

o   Palmdale, California

o   Fuels made from natural gas, coal, tallow and camelina


o   Reductions of up to 90% for alternative fuel usage (Beyersdorf et al., 2014)

o   Reductions are linked in lower aromatic and sulfur content of the fuel (Moore et al., 2015)

Setting up instrumentation LARGE group

Setting up instrumentation before AAFEX-1                              LARGE Research Group (2009)

Probe behind right engine

   Sampling behind aircraft engine                       Soot reductions (Beyersdorf et al., 2014)