Air Force Tests Jet Using Gevo Biofuel
by Mark Harden (BizJournals.com/Denver Business Journal) The U.S. Air Force has flown the first successful test flight using a type of biofuel provided by Colorado’s Gevo Inc.
The single-seat, twin-engine Air Force A-10 Thunder Bolt jet flew June 28 at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.
It was powered by a 50-50 blend of “alcohol-to-jet” (ATJ) fuel, produced from isobutanol, and JP-8, a type of jet fuel, provided by Douglas County-based Gevo (Nasdaq: GEVO), the company said Tuesday. The jet was flown through a series of flight test maneuvers. READ MORE