Tag: USAF

Virent Delivers Plant-Based Jet Fuel to U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory for Testing

Virent Delivers Plant-Based Jet Fuel to U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory for Testing

May 2, 2013 |

Produces Drop-In Jet Fuel from 100% Renewable Plant Sugars In Wisconsin, Virent announced the delivery of 100 gallons of its bio-based jet fuel to the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for testing purposes. Product testing will begin at Wright Patterson Air Force Base to validate Virent’s jet fuel against the standards required for qualification […]

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“Pentagon is moving full green ahead.”

“Pentagon is moving full green ahead.”

February 27, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: ENERGY: WATCH: @ARPAE #innovator CERES is rethinking #biofuels without competing w/ food crops. renrginvestment: Inside the U.S. military’s #CleanEnergy revolution – Pentagon is moving full green ahead oil_news1: U.S. Air Force Report to Congress Bashes Navy’s Biofuels Program EnergyCollectiv: Encouraging Advanced Biofuels Development in a Low Carbon Economy by @JKessler_UCD

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“Vilsack Pushing for Next Generation of Biofuels.”

“Vilsack Pushing for Next Generation of Biofuels.”

February 20, 2013 |

Today on Twitter: ForEffectiveGov: By 2015, #government investment in biofuels will create up to 48,000 new jobs SoutheastAgNet: Vilsack Pushing for Next Generation of Biofuels: Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack is continuing to highlight… USAFnews: Exclusive: US Air Force Report to Congress Bashes Navy’s Biofuels Program – Energy Trends Insider : cjmccoy: Regent defends intervening […]

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The Obama plan for cost-competitive, military biofuels: The 10-Minute Guide

The Obama plan for cost-competitive, military biofuels: The 10-Minute Guide

July 3, 2012 |

Domestic, diversified military fuels or affordable fuels? “False choice!” says Obama. Want to know all about the Administration’s ambitious, multi-agency program for cost-competitive military biofuels, but haven’t the time to plow through the mountain of documents? The Digest’s 10-Minute Guide gives you the news you can use. It’s finally here. The Obama Administration has laid […]

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Air Force says Virent alcohol-to-jet fuel passes first tests

Air Force says Virent alcohol-to-jet fuel passes first tests

October 10, 2011 |

In Ohio, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has released analytical test results of a plant derived jet fuel produced by Virent with technical collaborator Shell. The AFRL tests corroborate the potential of Virent’s jet fuel and confirm that it warrants further study as a 100% renewable fully synthetic […]

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USAF: cost of advanced biofuels at $35 per gallon, must come down

USAF: cost of advanced biofuels at $35 per gallon, must come down

July 21, 2011 |

In Washington, the US Air Force says it’s ready to take as much biofuels as it can as soon as industry brings down the price of renewable jetfuel. Currently biofuels are running at 10 times the cost of jetfuel at $35 per gallon. The USAF has already approved synthetic fuels and expects to have the […]

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Air Force Thunderbirds to demonstrate camelina biofuels

Air Force Thunderbirds to demonstrate camelina biofuels

[ 0 ] May 19, 2011 |

In Maryland, two of the Air Force’s Thunderbirds will perform their public air show this weekend at Andrews Air Force Base flying for the first time on biofuels—in this case on camelina-based Hydrotreated Renewable Jet. More information including a schedule of the air show can be found here.

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USAF gives thumbs-up to IBP's algal jet fuel

USAF gives thumbs-up to IBP's algal jet fuel

[ 0 ] May 11, 2011 |

In Ohio, Independence Bio-Products of Dublin reports that testing of its algal oil-based jet fuel by the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright Patterson Air Force Base has confirmed that the composition of the fuel derived from the Ohio-grown algae is similar to fuel derived from other plant oils such as soybeans, Jatropha or camelina—which […]

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F-15 Eagle completes aviation biofuesl test flight; F-119 next

F-15 Eagle completes aviation biofuesl test flight; F-119 next

[ 0 ] January 10, 2011 |

In Florida, a U.S. Air Force F-15 Eagle successfully completed a biofuels trial at Eglin Air Force Base using Hydrotreated Renewable Jet (HRJ) blended with traditional JP-8 jet fuel. Ground testing also included a blend of JP-8 jet fuel, HRJ, and a synthetic fuel made from coal.  This is Pratt & Whitney’s second military engine […]

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