USAF to purchase and test alcohol to jet fuel

9/28/2011--The U.S. Defense Logistics agency announced the first department of Defense contract for purchase of Alcohol to Jet (ATJ) fuel. Advanced biofuel producer Gevo will supply the USAF with 7,000 gallons of fuel. The fuel will be shipped to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where the Air Force will finish lab testing and begin engine testing. DLA has the option to order up to an additional 4,000 gallons at the end of the contract.

The ATJ fuel is scheduled to be produced from isobutanol. The company plans to begin shipping product to the USAF in the first quarter of 2012. The planned USAF testing will advance progress towards eventual approval of a third alternative jet fuel pathway.

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