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Alternative jet fuel specification agreed
The fuels subcommittee of ASTM last month approved a new specification for alternative jet fuel derived from the Fischer-Tropsch method. The approval means that this fuel has cleared a significant milestone and once approved by ASTM and endorsed by FAA, synthetic paraffinic kerosene from the FT process can be blended with conventional fuels and used as a substitute for crude oil-derived jet fuel by airlines, private aviation and the military. Approval of FT-SPK will pave the way for near-term approval of sustainable plant-based biofuels.