The aviation industry needs a fuel that will cut pollution and fight climate change. Can you supply it? We need the jet fuel of the future now!
Since 2009, we’ve built a portfolio of over 35 R&D projects to reduce the environmental impact of a new generation of engines, structures and systems by the aerospace industry.
The GARDN community brings together more than 50 companies, universities, colleges and research centres from the Canadian aviation industry that collaborate on green projects.
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Reducing the aviation industry’s environmental footprint will create a more competitive and sustainable industry and is critical for our transition to a lower-carbon economy. Cleaner fuels are central to those efforts. Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, the...
Air Canada is a partner on two research projects related to biojet fuels financed by GARDN (WG-21 and WG-22). Read Air Canada's full annoucement
researchers from industry and academia
in total value in terms of completed and ongoing projects.
All our successes:
GREENER CANADIAN AEROSPACE - A LOOK TOWARD 2030
This study assessed, in a standardized way and based on selected relevant environmental metrics, the potential environmental benefits of the technologies developed as part of the GARDN projects.
GARDN'S PROJECT REPORT - CAAFCER
In 2017, the NRC undertook GARDN project CAAFCER, Civil Aviation Alternate Fuels Contrails and Emissions Research, in conjunction with Air Canada, The Waterfall Group, The University of Alberta, SkyNRG, and The Boeing Company, with the scientific objective of comparing the characteristics of persistent contrails formed from petroleum jet fuel and biofuel.
GARDN'S PROJECT REPORT - WG21
4 reports summarizing the work performed by GARDN.
A GREENER AEROSPACE SUPPLY CHAIN
A best practices guide for a greener aerospace supply chain. An initiative of the Canadian aerospace industry for green supply chain management.
GARDN'S PROJECT REPORT - NEC21
Assessment of likely technology maturation pathways for biojet production from forest residues (Executive Summary only)
GARDN'S PROJECT REPORT OPT21
Acoustic signature comparison between a Cessna L19/0-1 Bird dog and an electrical propulsion system
GARDN'S WHITE PAPER
Discover our latest White paper : "Sustainable Aviation Fuels : a Canadian perspective"
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2017-2018 ANNUAL REPORT
Discover our latest Annual report.