Articles | Volume 21, issue 22
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16817–16826, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16817-2021
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 21, 16817–16826, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-21-16817-2021
Research article
19 Nov 2021
Research article | 19 Nov 2021

Reduced ice number concentrations in contrails from low-aromatic biofuel blends

Tiziana Bräuer et al.

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Over half of aviation climate impact is caused by contrails. Biofuels can reduce the ice crystal numbers in contrails and mitigate the climate impact. The experiment ECLIF II/NDMAX in 2018 assessed the effects of biofuels on contrails and aviation emissions. The NASA DC-8 aircraft performed measurements inside the contrail of the DLR A320. One reference fuel and two blends of the biofuel HEFA and kerosene are analysed. We find a max reduction of contrail ice numbers through biofuel use of 40 %.
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