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USAF flies F-22 Raptor on synthetic biofuel

An F-22 Raptor successfully flew at supercruise March 18 on a 50/50 (E50)  fuel blend of conventional petroleum-based JP-8 and biofuel derived from camelina, a weed-like plant not used for food. The flight was the capstone of a series of

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Biofuel no benefit to the Military?

A new analysis presented to Congress yesterday paints a stark picture for the Defense Department’s current efforts to secure renewable fuels. “The use of alternative fuels offers the armed services no direct military benefit,” it added, urging the military and

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U.S. Military Orders Less Dependence on Fossil Fuels

With insurgents increasingly attacking the American fuel supply convoys that lumber across the Khyber Pass into Afghanistan, the military is pushing aggressively to develop, test and deploy renewable energy to decrease its need to transport fossil fuels. Last week, a Marine company

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