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A-10 Flies on Biofuel

The US Air Force flew an A-10 Thunderbolt II on an alternative fuel last week.  The fuel was a 50/50 mix of standard JP-8 fuel and a biomass-derived jet fuel blend.  The effort is one of several to fly a variety of US military aircraft on synthetic and alternative fuels.

Replacing or augmenting military fuel supplies is far more complex than just “seeing if it works.”  Long test programs are often necessary to analyze Continue reading