AFRL

Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri April 12, 2013

Cleaner fuel in the works for military jets

Room of Barrels at the AFRL at Wright Patterson Air Force Base
Ann Thompson WVXU

Alternative fuel is playing an even bigger role in the U.S. government’s aviation plan.  Within the next year the latest National Aeronautics Research and Development Plan will be released and a large portion of it focuses on alternative fuels. Wright Patterson Air Force Base is playing a leading role, in part because it can moderately scale up lab production  for commercial companies. WVXU's Ann Thompson took a tour to see how it's made, where it's tested and what unusual samples the Air Force is storing. She reports in "Focus on Technology."