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DOD Contracts 315K Gal. Fischer-Tropsch Jet Fuel

Sat Jun 09, 2007 5:54 am

This is the first topic I have ever posted on 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

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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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RE: DOD Contracts 315K Gal. Fischer-Tropsch Jet Fuel

Sat Jun 09, 2007 9:59 pm

Very cool. Germany did that already in WW2, and with time, old ideas get new life.
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RE: DOD Contracts 315K Gal. Fischer-Tropsch Jet Fuel

Sun Jun 10, 2007 2:10 am

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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