SAE 2013 Aerospace Alternative Fuels and Associated Environmental Impacts Symposium

June 13-14, 2013

Brussels, Belgium

Radisson Blu Royal Hotel

Committee Members

Steven Barrett Steven Barrett - Event Chair
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Steven Barrett is an Assistant Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His principal research interests are in quantifying the climate and air quality impacts of aviation and other modes of transportation, and developing technological, fuel-based and regulatory strategies to mitigate these impacts. A current focus is in assessing the lifecycle environmental impacts of large-scale biofuel production and use in transportation. He is Director of the Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment at MIT and is also Associate Director of the Partnership for Air Transportation Noise and Emissions Reduction - a US-Canadian Center of Excellence with participants from 12 universities and 50 industry and government organizations. He teaches MIT graduate level courses in propulsion and the environmental impacts of transport. He serves as chair for the SAE 2013 Aerospace Alternative Fuels and Associated Environmental Impacts Symposium.

Michael Lakeman Michael Lakeman - Event Deputy Chair

Michael Lakeman is currently a Regional Director of Biofuel Strategy for Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He joined Boeing after holding the position of Senior Research Scientist at Imperium Renewables in Seattle. He will earn his Ph.D. in microalgal ecology and evolution from the University of Washington in 2010.

Dr. Hanno Butsch Dr. Hanno Butsch
National Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology GmbH

Dr. Hanno Butsch studied environmental planning with focus on technological issues at the UmweltCampus Birkenfeld (Trier University, Germany). He earned his PhD in material science in liaising with Freudenberg Fuel Cell Component Technologies KG from the Technical University of Darmstadt 2012, Germany. Mr. Butsch began his professional career at Freudenberg-Nok General Partnership (FNGP) where he was managing the fuel cell laboratory in Plymouth, MI, USA. In June 2012 he joined the National Organization for Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technology (NOW GmbH) and is responsible for International Cooperation including development of intergovernmental and industrial exchange.

Gary Cleven Gary Cleven
Sustainable Biofuel Auditor and Consultant SustainAvia

Gary Cleven is an international environmental expert, aviation researcher, sustainable biofuels consultant, RSB and ISCC biofuel auditor, EU ETS verifier and airline management consultant.

As consultant with SustainAvia, Gary works in the biofuel industry consulting and auditing compliance with the Roundtable on Sustainable Biofuels (RSB) and International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) standards. Also, Gary works as an aviation researcher and interviewed many airlines worldwide during the EU CleanSky project FRARS-2.

Since 2010, as an EU ETS Lead Auditor with VerifAvia, Gary has performed more than 60 EU ETS audits for over 40 airlines and aviation operators worldwide reporting to ten different European regulators. In 2009, he advised airlines worldwide regarding the European Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS) regulatory requirements and internal business process, organizational and IT changes required during the preparation and implementation of the EU ETS monitoring plans.

Gary has almost 25 years of international aviation experience including EU ETS for aviation, airline restructuring, network and fleet planning, hub restructuring, revenue management, budgeting, business planning, IT development and implementation projects in more than 20 countries worldwide. He has worked at Canadian Airlines, American Airlines and projects with Lufthansa Airlines, Lufthansa Systems, Lufthansa Consulting, Swissair, Sabre Consulting, SH&E, Boeing and Airbus.

Antonio Ficarella Antonio Ficarella
University of Salento - Dept. of Engineering for Innovation

Full professor of Energy and Environment Systems at University of Salento (Italy); former Dean of the Faculty of Industrial Engineering.

Member of the Board of Directors of the Aerospace Technological Cluster (DTA), Inter-university Consortium of Apulian Region (CIRP), Inter-university Consortium for Research on Sustainable Development (CIRPS).

Professor of Machinery, Energy Systems, Aeronautical Propulsion, Design and Management of Energy Systems, Industrial Energy Management, Fluid-dynamics, Sustainability of Propulsion and Energy Systems.

National scientific coordinator of the Project of National Interest (PRIN) Cycle-Resolved Emissions Control of Internal Combustion Engines by Means of an Innovative Optical Sensor (2005), of the project of network of laboratories "GREEN ENGINE", regarding the technologies of the combustion and of high temperatures, of research unit in the European Project Renewable energy and forest management (European Project INTERREG 2005), and of the project PON MALET - Development of technologies for propulsion at high altitude and long range of uninhabited aircraft (2011). The project parters are: DTA (Aerospace Technological Cluster), ALENIA, AVIO, CMD, CIRA, University of Salento, Polytechnic of Bari.

The scientific activities were developed in the fields of unsteady and two-phase fluid-dynamic inside machines and apparatus, thermo and fluid dynamic applied to industrial processes simulation, Diesel engines and related direct injection systems, sensor development, industrial energy applications and related environmental subjects, energy recovery from biomass, wastes, industrial processes. In the field of the aerospace propulsion, the research activities were developed in the fields of the active control of flows (for external profiles or inside the turbo-machinery) and of cryogenic fuels, with particular regard to the cavitation effects and the spray and combustion behavior.

Mary Frost, MBA, B.Sc (Hons), C. Eng, MIET Mary Frost, MBA, B.Sc (Hons), C. Eng, MIET

Mary Frost has worked within the aerospace industry since graduating from Southampton University in 1985 with a degree in Physics with Electronics. Initially she worked at Smiths Aerospace, then Goodrich, returning to Smiths again in 1999. She joined Airbus in 2004 as a sub-contractor, taking a permanent role as Engineering Group Leader for Fuel Management in 2005. A year later she was promoted to Head of Department for Fuel Control and Gauging, where she is responsible for a department of approximately 80 engineers, overseeing the design and development of fuel gauging and management systems across all Airbus aircraft.

Recently she has been appointed Senior Expert for fuel systems, where she is responsible for defining future fuel systems R&T strategy, working with industry committees such as ASTM and SAE, and investigating the impact of sustainable and alternate fuels on aircraft fuel systems.

Dr. Robert Malina Dr. Robert Malina
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Robert Malina is a Research Scientist at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, MA. His research centers on the costs and benefits of pursuing various options for mitigating aviation's environmental impact. As Associate Director of the Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment at MIT he leads investigations sponsored by the Federal Aviation Administration, Department of Defense, Honeywell UOP and an aircraft manufacturer on the economic and environmental feasibility of alternative jet fuels - both drop-in and non-drop-in. He also has a strong research interest into the economics of transportation markets in general. Before joining MIT in 2011, Robert Malina worked at Associate Director of the Institute of Transport Economics at Muenster University, where he was teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels. He serves as chair for the economic impact session at the SAE 2013 Aerospace Alternative Fuels and Associated Environmental Impacts Symposium.

Greg Moreland Greg Moreland
SRA International

Greg Moreland is employed at SRA International, where he supports the U.S. Department of Energy's Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO). Greg's responsibilities have been focused on the Market Transformation of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and accelerating the commercialization of fuel cells and hydrogen generation products. In 2010, FCTO honored Greg with the "DOE Hydrogen Program R&D Award" in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the market transformation of fuel cells and hydrogen infrastructure.

Greg's career features more than 30 years of experience in financial management, project management, treasury, external relations, and mergers and acquisitions with Ford Motor Company and now as a contractor to FCTO. Greg has contributed to advanced energy technology vehicle programs at Ford, including battery electric vehicles, hybrid electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, and compressed natural gas vehicles, and many stationary power projects at Ford and at SRA. Greg also has substantial experience in collaborating with all levels of government to develop and implement energy and environmental policies. He serves or has served on the Boards of the New York State Workforce Investment Board, New Energy New York (past Chairman), and the U.S. Fuel Cell Council.

Cesar Velarde César Velarde

Since 2007 César Velarde leads the Spanish Observatory of Sustainability in Aviation, a SENASA project that has become a national reference on aviation and sustainability, facilitating policy making in this field by interacting between authorities and involved stakeholders. Climate change policies and sustainable aviation biofuel development are among their main areas of activity. He often takes part in international aviation & environment forums and is currently involved in several international projects (, and discussion groups on alternative fuels for air transport. He joined SENASA in January 2006 as engineer and environmental expert. SENASA is a Spanish State Company linked to the Ministry of Public Works through the Civil Aviation Authority, where he specialized in environment related to air transport, performing consultancy and technical assistance in aviation and environmental issues. He holds an engineering degree from the Madrid University and prior to joining SENASA he has spent most of his career in the environmental assessment of transport infrastructures and ecological restoration.