Syntroleum to supply renewable jet fuel to U.S. Defense

Syntroleum has signed a contract to provide synthetic jet fuel made from renewable feedstock to the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD). Syntroleum will provide a first-of-its-kind renewable fuel for evaluation by the DOD as part of a larger program aimed at long-term prospects for the domestic manufacture and supply of synthetic aviation fuels.

Under terms of the contract, Syntroleum will provide 500 gallons of ultra-clean renewable synthetic jet fuel produced entirely from fats, using the companys recently announced Biofining technology. The fuel will be used for research development and performance testing in military turbine applications as part of the DODs Assured Fuels Program, aimed at evaluating the possibility of utilizing renewable alternative jet fuel made from renewable feedstocks.

The U.S. Air Force has expressed its desire to source 50 percent of its fuel needs from domestic alternative sources by 2016, and plans to certify its entire fleet of aircraft for alternative fuel use by 2010.

Source: Business WireSyntroleum

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