Preliminary ecotoxicity assessment of new generation alternative fuels in seawater – G. Rosen, R.E. Dolecal, M.A. Colvin, and R.D. George – Chemosphere 2014

Summary: Standard laboratory-based toxicity experiments were conducted for two alternative fuels, jet fuel derived from Camelina sativa  seeds (HRJ5) and diesel fuel derived from algae (HRD76), and two conventional counterparts, jet fuel (JP5) and ship diesel (F76). Initial toxicity tests performed on water-accommodated fractions (WAF) from neat fuels partitioned into seawater, using four standard marine species in acute and chronic/sublethal tests, indicate that the alternative fuels are significantly less toxic to marine organisms. Link: