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Powering fighters is not easy and it doesn’t come with a low price tag. Fuel costs the F-16 runs over $20,000 per flight hour, while 5th-Generation fighters such as the F-22 reach $68,000. Lockheed-Martin is attempting to sway prospective buyers claiming the F-35 is fuel efficient at a staggering $42,000 per hour. The US Navy announced that one their EA-18G Growlers took military fuel a step forward, it’s powered by kitchen grease.
A company in Panama City, Florida accidentally created a new biofuel that acts the same way as petroleum oil. The miracle fuel is known as Redijet has been selected by the United States Navy as a possible replacement for their jet fuel.
originally posted by: Zaphod58
a reply to: butcherguy
They haven't released much about the process yet, but there's plenty of materials that can be used to create enough fuel to power the entire Navy. They can use almost any type of grease, or several other materials.
A couple of scientists decided to go to Sam's Club and pick up a five gallon container of soybean oil. They thought they could start the conversion process with that.
The group put the oil in a reactor, and according to Senior Vice President Glen McDonald, the product was nearly identical to sweet crude oil. From there, Redijet was born.
"It looks exactly like petroleum, the carbon emissions are a little bit less," McDonald said. "Ours is the only one that will be certified as the 100 percent complete replacement for petroleum."