Nearing end of testing on HRJ blend as well

USAF Completes Fleetwide Certification Of Fischer-Tropsch Alternate Fuel

/ April 26, 2012 at 10:34 PM
The Air Force has officially certified 100 percent of its aircraft to operate on a 50-50 blend of petroleum fuel and an alternative fuel known as Fischer-Tropsch Synthetic Paraffinic Kerosene, according to a service official. The Fischer-Tropsch fuel is a synthetic fuel that can be derived from coal or natural gas, and on April 16, the Air Force's alternative fuels certification office received notice that its Fischer-Tropsch process is complete, Jeff Braun, the certification office's director, told Inside the Air...

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