Approval of the first alternative fuel specification for aviation jet fuel in 20 years has set the stage for approval of sustainable aviation biofuel blends by the end of 2010, according to FAA Aviation Fuels Specialist Mark Rumizen. Speaking at the Commercial Aviation Alternative Fuels Initiative General Meeting in Washington on Sept. 30, Rumizen, who is the CAAFI certification team leader, said the alternative fuel specification, D7566, covers synthetic hydrocarbons produced from coal, ...

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