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US: Successful F-22 flight on 50% camelina biofuel
Source : checkbiotech.org
A proposed US military test that we covered two years ago, of a completely novel biofuel made from camelina by SustainableOils, is a success. Yesterday at Edwards Air Force Base, an F-22 just flew on a jet fuel blend containing 50% renewable biofuel derived from camelina, a weed that grows easily on marginal land without water or nitrogen, is affected neither by drought nor cold, and has 80% lower carbon emissions than conventional fuel. Edwards Air Force Base News is reporting the success of the flight. "The overall test objective was to evaluate biofuel fuel blend suitability in the F-22 weapon system. Testing consisted of air starts, operability, and performance at different speeds and altitude throughout the flight envelope. The F-22 Raptor performed several maneuvers including a supercruise at 40'000 ft. reaching speeds of 1.5 Mach. Supercruise is supersonic flight without using the engine's afterburner."
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22 March 2011 |
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