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Plant-Based Jet Fuel Delivered To USAF Research Laboratory For Testing

May 3, 2013

Successful Construction And Operation Of New Demonstration Plant Under $1.5 Million FAA Award Produces Drop-In Jet Fuel From 100% Renewable Plant Sugars One hundred gallons of bio-based jet fuel has been delivered to the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for testing purposes by bio-fuel producer Virent. Product testing will begin at Wright Patterson Air Force Base to validate Virent’s jet fuel against the standards required for qualification and approval of new aviation turbine fuels established by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM). The validation plan includes fit-for-purpose, fuel system and combustor rig testing.

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