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Friday, May 09, 2008

New GA Fuel Promises Better Range.....


"Not only can our fuel seamlessly replace the aviation industry's
standard petroleum fuel [100LL], it can outperform it," says John
Rusek, a professor at Purdue University and co-founder of Swift
Enterprises. The company recently unveiled a new general aviation
fuel that it says will be less expensive, more fuel-efficient and
environmentally friendlier than any on the market.
Unlike other alternative fuels, Rusek said, SwiftFuel is made of synthetic
hydrocarbons that are derived from biomass, and it can provide an
effective range greater than 100LL, while costing about half as much
to produce. "Our fuel should not be confused with first-generation
biofuels like E-85 [85 percent ethanol], which don't compete well
right now with petroleum," Rusek said. Patented technology can produce
the 1.8 million gallons per day of fuel used by GA in the U.S. by
using just 5 percent of the existing biofuel plant infrastructure, the
company said.
Reported on AVWEB
Great news if we ever see it!

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