Air force arc jet test

Madison, Wisconsin – October 10, 2011 – The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base has released analytical test results of a plant derived jet fuel produced by Virent with technical collaborator Shell.

The AFRL tests corroborate the potential of Virent’s jet fuel and confirm that it warrants further study as a 100% renewable fully synthetic standalone jet fuel or as a 50/50 blend with petroleum based jet fuel.

‘‘Today’s plant derived aviation fuels are blended with conventional petroleum-derived jet fuel,” explains Aaron Imrie, commercial fuels manager at Virent. “These AFRL results are exciting because they demonstrate the potential of Virent’s catalytic process to create renewable plant-based jet fuel that can meet or exceed petroleum based jet fuel specifications at 100% concentration. We expect a high level of interest in the aviation industry for a single, fully-renewable, plant-based jet fuel.’’

The response was the "most significant attack" of its kind against Syria since the 1982 Lebanon war, said senior Israeli air force general Tomer Bar.

Israel says it responded with a second wave of strikes on both Syrian and Iranian military targets operating inside Syria.

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