FlyingClrs727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 906 posts, RR: 0 Posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 5134 times:
This is the first topic I have ever posted on Airliners.net. I am posting it on the civil aviation forum, because synthetic fuels development for the military has tremendous implications for the civilian market.
The US Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) has awarded a contract for 315,000 gallons of synthetic jet fuel to Shell Oil Products. The estimated contract value is approximately $1.1 million and the period of delivery is 1-31 August 2007.
This purchase supports the US Air Force Synthetic Fuel Initiative, which is evaluating Fischer-Tropsch (F-T) synthetic jet fuels for use in military aircraft. The Air Force began its test program in September 2006 when it flew a B-52 with two of eight engines using a gas-to-liquids F-T fuel supplied by Syntroleum, mixed at a 50/50 ratio with military jet fuel. Continued