Tag: Air Force

Indian navy follows air force in use of biofuels

Indian navy follows air force in use of biofuels

June 5, 2019 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that the country’s navy is following in the footsteps of its air force and the US Navy by introducing 5% biodiesel into its High Speed Diesel for its naval fleet. The navy will replace around 315,000 liters of fossil diesel annual as a result of the shift. Biogas plants […]

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India looking to ramp up aviation biofuel production to support air force

India looking to ramp up aviation biofuel production to support air force

February 21, 2019 |

In India, the Hindu newspaper reports that the government is trying to set up 1,000 liter per day aviation biofuel plants in five states across the country in part to help fuel a two-year testing program by the air force that will trial the fuel in all of its aircraft types such as helicopters, transport […]

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Indian Air Force flies first military flight with biojet blend

Indian Air Force flies first military flight with biojet blend

December 17, 2018 |

In India, on December 17, Experimental Test Pilots and Test Engineer from IAF’s premier testing establishment ASTE, flew India’s first military flight using blended bio-jet fuel on the An-32 transport aircraft. The project is a combined effort of IAF, DRDO, Directorate General Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA) and CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum. On July 27, 2018, […]

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Air Force seeks public comments on environmental impact of proposed Red Rock Biofuels facility

Air Force seeks public comments on environmental impact of proposed Red Rock Biofuels facility

January 11, 2016 |

In Oregon, the Air Force has opened a public comment period on its Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) to evaluate the development of a domestic commercial-scale military specification transportation fuel production capability using biomass feedstocks for Red Rock Biofuels. Comments are due by Feb. 5. Two sites were […]

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Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) push back on criticism over Pentagon’s use of biofuels

Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) push back on criticism over Pentagon’s use of biofuels

July 16, 2012 |

In Washington, amidst scathing headlines regarding the Great Green Fleet Demonstration, Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Susan Collins (R-ME) have published an article in Politico criticizing Congress’s push back on the Pentagon’s efforts in the alternative fuel arena. Echoing the sentiments of the biofuel industry, they brought up the cost of our dependence on foreign […]

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US warplanes can fly faster, carry additional weapons load using advanced fuels and biofuels: new data

US warplanes can fly faster, carry additional weapons load using advanced fuels and biofuels: new data

May 21, 2012 |

Storm breaks out between US military leaders and House Republicans. Can the US afford to deploy fuels with advanced war fighting capabilities? Republicans say, for now, “no”. WASHINGTON, DC — May 21 — New tests conducted at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base have revealed that US warplanes are capable of flying faster and carry more payload […]

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Air Force Research Laboratory Alternative Fuels Team wins major prize for aviation biofuels work

Air Force Research Laboratory Alternative Fuels Team wins major prize for aviation biofuels work

September 23, 2011 |

In Ohio, the Air Force Research Laboratory Alternative Fuels Team is the recipient of the 2011 Theodore von Karman Award. The Theodore von Karman Award is the highest research award provided from the Air Force Association in recognition of the most outstanding contribution in the field of science and engineering. The AFRL Fuels team research […]

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Air Force completes camelina biofuels test of F-22 Raptor

Air Force completes camelina biofuels test of F-22 Raptor

[ 1 ] March 21, 2011 |

In California, an F-22 Raptor successfully flew at supercruis (supersonic flight without using the engine’s afterburner) on a 50/50 fuel blend of conventional petroleum-based JP-8 and biofuel derived from camelina.  The flight was the capstone of a series of ground and flight test events conducted by the 411th Flight Test Squadron at Edwards Air Force […]

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Air Force awards New Mexico State $2.36M for algae research

Air Force awards New Mexico State $2.36M for algae research

[ 0 ] November 26, 2010 |

In New Mexico, the US Air Force has granted New Mexico State University $2.364 million towards algal research to study better ways to grow algae and refine its oil while working with the University of Central Florida to determine the effects of algae-based fuel on jet engines. Project researchers say they must increase the biomass […]

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Military Biofuels: Most Overlooked Biofuels Story #7

Military Biofuels: Most Overlooked Biofuels Story #7

[ 0 ] July 27, 2010 |

When the Digest first began running articles about the military orders for biofuels – particularly renewable jet fuel – readers were polite but not overwhelmingly attentive. A trickle of interest last fall has turned, by summer, into a torrent, as bioenergy producers and strategists are beginning to realize that the US military, with its large […]

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