Air Force to fly on synthetic fuel?
- Air Force to fly on synthetic fuel?
The US Air Force is experimenting with a synthetic
fuel that could become a cheaper fuel-alternative
for the entire US military and even commercial
aviation, officials say.
As the cost of a barrel of oil approaches $100
and US reliance on foreign oil sources grows,
the Air Force, the single biggest user of energy
in the US government, wants to find a cheaper
alternative. Air Force officials think they may
have found it in a fuel that blends the normal
JP-8 fuel, currently used for the military's
jet engines, with a synthetic fuel made from
natural gas and liquid coal.
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