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  • Obama Cracks Down on Airplane Emissions, Buys Massive New Air Force One

    06/11/2015 8:30:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 21 replies ^ | 10 Jun 2015 | by Ben Shapiro
    On Wednesday, according to The Hill, the White House Office of Management and Budget approved new plans to regulate airplane emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency will now hold hearings on the prospective findings, then write up regulation. According to the OMB, the EPA has shown that such emissions justify an “endangerment finding” because they affect climate change; the regulations will reportedly “align… with regulations that the International Civil Aviation Organization, an agency of the United Nations, is developing.” So the Obama administration wants to crack down on emissions from airplanes. Except, of course, if President Obama is aboard. Then, it’s...
  • Lawmakers may end tax break on jet fuel, to Delta’s dismay

    03/02/2015 5:26:46 AM PST · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | March 1, 2015 | Associated Press
    Georgia lawmakers may eliminate a tax break for all airlines buying jet fuel at the world’s busiest airport. A bill filed in the House would cut the exemption at Atlanta’s Hartsfield Jackson Airport. Supportive lawmakers say it would help the state get federal money for aviation improvements throughout the state. They also argue the credit shouldn’t be kept in place forever....
  • Boeing launches plan to turn tobacco into jet fuel

    08/07/2014 8:54:18 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 14 replies
    Japan Today ^ | Business Aug. 08, 2014 - 06:18AM JST
    U.S. aerospace giant Boeing says it is working with South African Airways and a Dutch biofuel company to make jet fuel from tobacco seeds. The Dutch firm, SkyNRG, is boosting its production in South Africa of a hybrid, nicotine-free, tobacco crop called Solaris with “biofuel production expected… in the next few years,” the three companies said in a statement. “Initially, oil from the plant’s seeds will be converted into jet fuel. In coming years, Boeing expects emerging technologies to increase South Africa’s aviation biofuel production from the rest of the plant,” added the firms. Aviation biofuel, made from renewable resources...
  • Report: Pentagon Paid $150 Per Gallon for Green Jet Fuel

    05/07/2014 6:34:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    The Washinton Free Beacon ^ | May 7, 2014 | Lachlan Markay
    The Department of Defense (DOD) paid $150 per gallon for alternative jet fuel made from algae, more than 64 times the current market price for standard carbon-based fuels, according to a report released on Wednesday. The Government Accountability Office (GAO) noted in its report that a Pentagon official reported paying “about $150 per gallon for 1,500 gallons of alternative jet fuel derived from algal oil.” GAO’s report examined the financial challenges facing increased purchases and use of alternative jet fuels by federal agencies. “Currently, the price for alternative jet fuels exceeds that of conventional jet fuel,” the report noted. The...
  • Google execs got discount on jet fuel, says NASA

    12/12/2013 5:53:12 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 22 replies
    Market Watch ^ | Dec 12, 2013 | Mark Maremont
    Dec. 12, 2013, 2:39 a.m. EST Google execs got discount on jet fuel, says NASA By Mark Maremont Top Google Inc. executives saved millions of dollars by flying their private jet fleet on discounted fuel purchased from the federal government that they weren’t entitled to buy, according to a new inspector general review released Wednesday. The report, by the inspector general of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, said the Google executives only were authorized to buy the discounted fuel for government business, but instead for six years also were allowed to purchase it for private flights. Click to Play...
  • Google Jet Fleet Loses a Pentagon Fuel Perk

    09/13/2013 8:02:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 13, 2013, 4:35 p.m. ET | Mark Maremont
    Google Inc. founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin may have to dig deeper to operate their fleet of private jets, after the U.S. Department of Defense ended a little-known arrangement that for years allowed the tech billionaires to travel on sharply discounted jet fuel bought from the Pentagon. The agreement between the Google founders and the government, which started in 2007, ended Aug. 31 after officials at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration—which sponsored the arrangement—opted not to renew it, according to a Pentagon spokeswoman. The move followed discussions earlier this year between the Pentagon and NASA over whether the...
  • Commercial flight uses fuel produced from natural gas

    01/12/2013 6:26:30 PM PST · by thackney · 27 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | January 11, 2013 | Zain Shauk
    Qatar Airways completed the first commercial flight this week using fuel produced from natural gas, the company said. The flight used fuel from the Pearl GTL plant in Qatar, through a partnership between the airline and the plant, jointly owned by Qatar Petroleum and Shell. The fuel was made from a blend of gas-to-liquids kerosene and conventional oil-derived jet fuel. It powered an Airbus A340-600 on a flight from Doha to London, the companies said in a statement. Shell says its gas-to-liquids products have fewer emissions than conventional jet fuel and are more environmentally friendly. The gas-to-liquids kerosene can comprise...
  • Alaska Railroad to eliminate jobs as jet fuel shipments wane

    06/21/2012 5:49:28 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | June 20th, 2012 | Associated Press
    The Alaska Railroad is eliminating 52 positions. KSKA reports not all are currently filled, so the actual number of layoffs will be fewer. The railroad's director of strategic planning, Bruce Carr, says layoffs are necessary because less fuel is being shipped from the Flint Hills Refinery in North Pole to Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. That equates to about a $5 million loss.
  • Jet Fuel-Gate Is Obama's New Solyndra

    12/13/2011 5:56:21 PM PST · by Nachum · 74 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/13/11 | Staff
    Ecofanaticism: SolyndraGate was no isolated case of corrupt government misspending. The U.S. Navy was just forced to buy 450,000 gallons of biofuels from an Obama-connected firm at an outrageous $16 per gallon. The massive Obama stimulus was supposed to generate millions of jobs, but the $535 million loan guarantee it gave to solar panel maker Solyndra on the eve of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy illustrated the fundamental incompetence of Obama's neo-Keynesian economic ideology. Now we find the Navy partnering with the Agriculture Department to purchase hundreds of thousands
  • In a first, gas and other fuels are top US export

    12/31/2011 8:10:43 AM PST · by decimon · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Associated Press ^ | December 31, 2011 | Chris Kahn
    NEW YORK (AP) — For the first time, the top export of the United States, the world's biggest gas guzzler, is — wait for it — fuel. Measured in dollars, the nation is on pace this year to ship more gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel than any other single export, according to U.S. Census data going back to 1990. It will also be the first year in more than 60 that America has been a net exporter of these fuels. Just how big of a shift is this? A decade ago, fuel wasn't even among the top 25 exports. And...
  • Navy Biofuel Deal is 'Cost Prohibitive,' 'Another Solyndra,’ Critics Say

    12/23/2011 10:22:40 AM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    CNSNews ^ | December 23, 2011 | Fred Lucas
    Navy jet takes off from U.S.S. Ronald Reagan. (U.S. Navy photo) ( – The Obama administration’s deal to buy 450,000 gallons of biofuel for Navy jets comes at a cost of up to nine times higher than regular fuel, a spokesman for Sen. James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said, coming at a time when the U.S. military is already facing deep budget cuts. Inhofe, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee and former chairman of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, has supported biofuel projects in the past, but has problems with a program the U.S. Department of Agriculture...
  • Obama’s green addiction ripping us off, again

    12/21/2011 11:25:12 AM PST · by SmileRight · 10 replies ^ | 12/21/2011 | Michael Dorstewitz
    When we hear the words “jet fuel,” we tend to think in terms of exotic, volatile mixtures, something akin to that which sends top fuel dragsters roaring down a quarter-mile track. In reality, jet propulsion fuel is pretty ordinary stuff. Depending on the type, it can be nothing more than the same kerosene we used to put in lanterns. So when I heard that the Navy was now paying as much as $16 a gallon for some of its jet fuel, every alarm on my internal radar sounded off in a deafening squeal. My first call naturally went to my...
  • Obama's Cronyism Compromises National Security

    12/16/2011 4:00:41 AM PST · by ashukla · 6 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | December 14, 2011 | John Hinderaker
    <p>Now we find the Navy partnering with the Agriculture Department to purchase hundreds of thousands of gallons of alternative biofuel in place of standard JP-5 fuel for Navy aircraft — the biggest federal purchase of biofuel ever.</p> <p>A look at the lucky seller of this environmentalist version of the proverbial $600 Pentagon toilet seat indicates that the move is not just wasteful, but ethically suspect.</p>
  • Jet Fuel-Gate Is Obama's New Solyndra

    12/14/2011 9:00:17 PM PST · by PENANCE · 20 replies
    Investors' Business Daily ^ | Posted 12/13/2011 06:58 PM ET | IBD Editorial
    Ecofanaticism: SolyndraGate was no isolated case of corrupt government misspending. The U.S. Navy was just forced to buy 450,000 gallons of biofuels from an Obama-connected firm at an outrageous $16 per gallon. The massive Obama stimulus was supposed to generate millions of jobs, but the $535 million loan guarantee it gave to solar panel maker Solyndra on the eve of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy illustrated the fundamental incompetence of Obama's neo-Keynesian economic ideology. Now we find the Navy partnering with the Agriculture Department to purchase hundreds of thousands of gallons of alternative biofuel in place of standard JP-5 fuel for...
  • China’s Growing Interest in Biofuels

    11/02/2011 11:51:38 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 4 replies ^ | 11/01/2011 | John Daly
    On 28 October Air China conducted its first trial flight of a passenger jet powered by a mix of biofuel and traditional aviation fuel. The Jet A-1 biofuel kerosene used in the flight was derived from the seeds of tung trees, more commonly known as japtropha. Air China’s Boeing 747-400 landed safely at Beijing Capital International Airport at 9:30 a.m. after burning more than 10 tons of the biofuel, a 50-50 mixture of traditional Jet A-1 derived from oil and Jet A-1 processed from the japtropha seeds. The jatproha Jet A-1 is what’s known as a drop-in, simply being admixed...
  • UAV is latest Air Force plane tested to run on alternative fuel

    12/08/2010 11:07:35 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 10 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | 12/3/2010 | Anna Mulrine
    That's the latest from the Air Force, which has been running tests to see how its aircraft perform burning something other than straight jet fuel. The initiative is aimed not only at shrinking its carbon footprint and spurring alternative fuels development, but also at strengthening national security. Monday's alternative fuel test of the Global Hawk UAV was considered one of the most challenging yet for the Air Force. The drone that flies at high altitudes and low temperatures was one of the last that the Air Force needed to test in its current spate of trial runs before its fleet...
  • Air Force Eyes Reducing Jets’ Fuel Reserves

    11/11/2010 6:45:19 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 25 replies
    DefenseTech ^ | 11/11/2010 | Defense Tech
    While the services are being pretty tight lipped about their plans to achieve the billions in efficiency savings mandated by Defense Secretary Robert Gates, last week Air Force Lt. Gen. Philip Breedlove gave a hint of one proposal the air service may have on the table; fuel savings. Yes, this seems like a no-brainer, especially since the Air Force has long said it needs to trim its gas consumption, but it’s how the service might do this that is interesting. “Is four-hours of reserve fuel on a C-17″ really necessary, Breedlove, who is in charge of Air Force plans, operations...
  • Jet fuel due from Japan

    08/23/2010 9:51:39 AM PDT · by thackney · 13 replies
    Petroleum News ^ | Week of August 22, 2010 | Wesley Loy
    Cosmo Oil to supply Anchorage air cargo hub with up to 300,000 bbl monthly . . . . A Japanese oil refiner is seeking permission to bring jet fuel by tanker into the Port of Anchorage, a move that could help cure what has been a costly problem for the air cargo industry. Cosmo Oil of USA Inc., a Torrance, Calif., affiliate of Tokyo-based Cosmo Oil Co. Ltd., on July 10 applied to the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation for an oil discharge prevention and contingency plan, or C-plan. Oil and fuel shippers are required to have a highly detailed...
  • Fighter engine bio-fuel testing underway

    07/05/2010 7:14:40 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 31 replies ^ | 6/25/2010 | Philip Lorenz III
    An F110 engine that powers the F-16 Fighting Falcon recently began performance testing at Arnold Engineering Development Center using a 50/50 blend of JP-8 conventional aviation fuel and a bio-fuel derived from the oil contained in the seed of the camelina plant, commonly known as false or wild flax. "The testing recently initiated at AEDC will be the first dedicated, uninstalled engine tests conducted by the Air Force [on Hydro-processed Renewable Jet (HRJ) blended fuel]," said Jeff Braun, the Air Force's Alternative Fuels Certification Office director. "These will also be the first engine tests conducted by the Air Force [on...
  • First all-engine flight using biomass and conventional jet fuel blend set

    03/24/2010 9:55:21 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 16 replies · 468+ views
    AFNS ^ | 3/24/2010 | AFNS
    An Air Force test pilot is scheduled to fly an A-10 Thunderbolt II jet aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base March 25 on a blend of biomass-derived and conventional JP-8 jet fuel. This will be the first flight of an aircraft powered solely on a biomass-derived jet fuel blend. The biomass-derived fuel used for this event is referred to as hydrotreated renewable jet, or HRJ, and is part of a class of fuels derived from either plant oil or animal fat feedstocks. The feedstock source of the biomass powering the A-10 demonstration is camelina oil, a flowering plant in the...