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DOD Contracts 315K Gal. Fischer-Tropsch Jet Fuel  
User currently offlineFlyingClrs727 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 939 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 5353 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.

Defense Department Contracts for 315,000 Gallons of Fischer-Tropsch Jet Fuel; Air Force Targeting 50% Synfuel Use (Domestic) by 2016

Green Car Congress
7 June 2007

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.

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User currently offlineTheSonntag From Germany, joined Jun 2005, 4593 posts, RR: 29
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 5228 times:

Very cool. Germany did that already in WW2, and with time, old ideas get new life.

User currently offlineKC135TopBoom From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 12360 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5194 times:

This is not new, it is for the continuing syn-fuel flight tests. This is enough fuel for the 8 engine B-52H flight test later in September 2007.

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