Syntroleum Corporation announced today that a B-52 Stratofortress Bomber aircraft completed a successful flight test mission using a blend of Syntroleum’s ultra-clean jet fuel and traditional JP-8 in all eight engines.
The flight test, performed on December 15, 2006 at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif., marks the first time a B-52 has flown using a synfuel blend as the only fuel on board. The Air Force first flight tested a 50/50 blend of Syntroleum fuel and conventional JP-8 on September 19, 2006, utilizing the fuel in two of the B-52’s eight engines.
Syntroleum Corporation owns a proprietary process for converting natural gas or synthesis gas derived from coal and other carbon-based feedstock into synthetic liquid hydrocarbons. The company plans to use its technology to develop and participate in natural gas and coal monetization projects in a number of global locations.