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Purpose of the Handbook Production of jet fuel from alternative sources is a growing industry. It is supported by both large, established corporations, such as the international oil companies, and many smaller, new entrants that are pursuing innovative technologies. Substantial resources are being invested in new processes and feedstocks, and these investments are generating numerous promising pathways for producing alternative jet fuel. It is expected that com- mercial production of alternative jet fuel in the United States will come into operation over the next decade, but reductions in costs are necessary for this growth to be sustained. The purpose of this handbook is to serve as a resource for airports to understand the basic characteristics of alternative jet fuels. The handbook is also intended to provide basic tools to perform an initial analysis and evaluation of opportunities for integrating alternative jet fuels into the airport setting. Readers will be able to learn about and make informed decisions regarding alternative jet fuel opportunities that may be proposed by potential suppliers, proj- ect developers, or other external entities. In addition, readers will be able to conduct internal evaluations of their airport's readiness and ability to develop alternative jet fuel projects. The handbook presents a step-by-step methodology to systematically identify and evalu- ate different options for bringing alternative jet fuel to an airport. This is meant to be a high- level tool to aid in the selection of a small number of options that should then undergo a more detailed technical and business evaluation. The successful adoption of alternative jet fuel depends on many stakeholders along the supply chain, not just airports. These include producers, distributors, and airline customers. Therefore, this handbook has been prepared taking into account the needs and interests of a wide set of stakeholders since partnerships between producers, airports, and consumers are considered key for the widespread adoption of alternative jet fuels. This handbook also provides sufficient information to understand the roles that different entities can play in the integration of alternative jet fuel into the airport setting. 1