Samuel Enlof

Date of Award


Document Type

Independent Study

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)




Airlines are in desperate need of reliable methods and materials to save and transform traditional ground operation fuel. This topic has taken precedence within the airline and aviation industries due to alarming product costs in accordance with the dilapidation of global and domestic economies. This is also in conjunction with similarly volatile geo-environmental atrocities being committed at an alarming rate-- often due to harsh chemicals and other pollutants evoked by the airline industry. It is imperative to determine which alternative fuels are conducive to the modern airline industry. The advantages and disadvantages of each alternative fuel needs to be evaluated and analyzed; in addition to consideration of the monetary and environmental costs associated with the usage of alternative fuels for ground support equipment.