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Virent supplies biobased jet fuel to US Air Force for testing [Registered]

Virent recently announced the delivery of 100 gallons of its biobased jet fuel to the US Air Force Research Laboratory for testing purposes. Product testing will begin at Wright Patterson Air Force Base to validate Virent’s jet fuel against the standards required for qualification and approval of new aviation turbine fuels. The jet fuel was produced at a new Virent demonstration plant built to produce drop-in jet and diesel fuels from plant sugars. The plant was constructed at the company’s facility in Madison, Wisconsin under a $1.5 million award received in 2011 from the Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Department…

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