The $2.5 million
Assured Aerospace Fuels Research Facility, located at the
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, is expected to be constructed by the
end of summer 2010. It is expected to develop around 15 to 25
gallons of research jet fuel composed of coal, biofuels, and other
gas alternatives every day, with the help of private companies and
There is an increased interest in
reducing the nation's dependence on petroleum-based foreign fuel, and
creating domestic biofuel resources is seen as an important step
towards that goal.
"The Air Force Research Laboratory has
been a center of excellence for fuel research, and this facility
allows us to expand that into the alternative fuel arena," AF
Research Laboratory engineer Tim Edwards told the AP.
"We expect a lot of graduate students from different
universities to come here and for it to be used in collaboration with
industry as well."
All branches of the U.S. military
continue research into alternative fuels, as the government spends
millions to fuel aircraft, ships, Humvees, and other necessary
military vehicles. The U.S. Army is currently
working on a hybrid Humvee – it recently selected a contractor
to help develop its battery -- and further work is expected to take
place in the future. The U.S. Navy also is interested in
ships using algae or other biofuels, with research currently
Any fuel breakthroughs made through the USAF
facility could be shared with the private sector, helping airlines
and other industries save money.
quote: YET, the far right loonies say nothing! how bout it Fit?
quote: I'm one of those "far right loonies"
quote: Ya right. Tell that to the people who fall under the umbrella of "low income earners" who already pay no income taxes, as well as those ignorant blacks who all though Obama was going to pay for their mortgage, heating bills, and gasoline.By mdogs444 on 11/9/2009 4:03:29 PM , Rating: -1
quote: The fact being you are the author of the above quote . . .
quote: I haven't seen any white people claiming that Obama was going to pay their bills for them.
quote: if everyone thought like you we would have airplanes powered by steam motors that burn coal.
quote: cash-strapped military budget
quote: The Bush administration yesterday moved to pull Detroit's automakers back from the brink, saying it would drop its opposition to tapping the $700 billion financial industry rescue package to help General Motors and Chrysler survive through year's end.Washington Post December 13, 2008
quote: If the Administration’s FY2010 war request is enacted, total war-related funding would reach $1.08 trillion, including $748 billion for Iraq, $300 billion for Afghanistan, $29 billion for enhanced security, and $5 billion that cannot be allocated. Of this cumulative total, 69% would be for Iraq, 28% for Afghanistan, and 3% for enhanced security.
quote: Please note the date places this event within the Bush administration.
quote: If the Administration’s FY2010 war request is enacted
quote: Are you two going to URL each other to death? Sheesh!