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Combustion and Propulsion for Aviation Research Center Partners with Global Coalition for Sustainable Aviation

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The Combustion and Propulsion for Aviation Research Center (C-PARC) at the UT Space Institute has partnered with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Global Coalition for Sustainable Aviation to promote the sustainable growth of international aviation.

The coalition, made up of 38 partners from around the world, is a forum that stakeholders in academia, government, non-government, and industry can use to develop new ideas and accelerate innovative solutions that reduce greenhouse gas emissions at the source, on the ground or in the sky.

C-PARC, directed by Associate Professor Paul Palies, was selected as a partner due to its perspective on hydrogen combustion for aeronautics. The center is currently conducting research to develop technologies for premixed combustion enabling higher efficiency. One of the center’s key goals is to describe and demonstrate swirling flame stabilization for 100 percent hydrogen content under premixed combustion regime at scales ranging from laboratory to full jet engine conditions within the facilities available at UTSI and thus eliminating the emission of CO2.

“The benefits of being part of the ICAO coalition are two-fold,” said Palies. “It provides some visibility on the research we are conducting at C-PARC and its importance, and it connects us to a larger community of stakeholders to effectively contribute to a future zero-emission aviation.”

C-PARC was established on August 1, 2021 with support from UTSI and MABE and currently has four active members, several affiliates, and more recruits scheduled to join in the coming months.

For more information about C-PARC, contact Paul Palies at


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Partners of the Global Coalition for Sustainable Aviation (October 2021)