NEDO has started a new program integrating former projects on microalgae biojet fuel (see: IHI and and biomass hydrothermal gasification with Showa Shell Oil, a company which commercializes jet fuel already. Partners will be 5 companies and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA. First, pure biojet fuel produced in pilot plants will have to conform to the standard ASTM D 7566. By further mixing with conventional petroleum-based jet fuel, the standard of the conventional fuel (ASTM D 1655) must be reached. NEDO expects commercialization around 2030.
NEDO news release, December 3, 2018