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20 May 11. Honeywell Green Jet Fuel™ will power two Air Force F-16 aircraft as part of a Thunderbirds demonstration at Joint Base
Andrews in Maryland. During a Joint Services Open House at the base on May 20 and 21, two Thunderbird aircraft will perform using a 50/50 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuelmade from camelina and petroleum-based jet fuel. Camelina, grown and harvested for the Air Force by Sustainable Oils LLC, is an inedible, second-generation plant source for biofuels that does not deplete valuable food, land or water resources. This event will mark the first use of an alternative fuel blend by an air demonstration team. To date the Air Force has fully certified Honeywell Green Jet fuel on the C-17 Globemaster III the F-16 and successfully demonstrated the fuel on the A-10 Thunderbolt, the F-15 Eagle and the F-22 Raptor platforms. Honeywell UOP produced 400,000 gallons of Green Jet Fuel from sustainable, non-food sources for the Air Force as part of a joint program for the U.S. Defense Logistics Agency – Energy (DLA-E) for alternative fuels testing and certification. The final fuel delivery under this program took place in early May 2011. (Source: Yahoo!/PRNewswire)