first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe joys and headaches of holiday travel: John Phillips“We will look at a flight of the B-52 using all engines on a blend of synthetic fuel and then onto other engines and aircraft in our fleet,” Sega said. “We want to make sure that if we if use it as an option that we do the proper testing and certification for our aircraft fleet.” The Edwards flight-test work is part of a Pentagon effort, started in 2001, called the Assured Fuel Initiative. The idea is to ensure an energy supply regardless of uncertainty in oil-producing countries or problems spurred by natural disasters, such as Hurricane Katrina’s damage last year to Gulf Coast oil refineries. The Air Force alone consumes 3.2billion gallons of fuel annually, accounting for about 80percent of the federal government’s fuel usage. The Air Force wants to have half of its aviation fuel supply coming from alternative fuel sources by 2016. Engineers expect the Fischer-Tropsch fuel – named for the two German researchers who developed the process – will have the same performance as regular jet fuel but with less pollution because it contains less sulfur than regular fuels. The fuel the B-52 is using is being produced by an Oklahoma company called Syntroleum Corp., which has a plant that produces 70 barrels a day of Fischer-Tropsch fuels. Although the Air Force conducted the flight test with a fuel derived from natural gas, Syntroleum officials say they think the fuel can also be produced from coal – of which the United States has tremendous amounts. In addition to military applications, successful testing of the fuel could lead to opportunities with commercial airlines, program officials said. [email protected] (661) 267-5743160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE – The Air Force successfully flew a B-52 bomber Tuesday with a synthetic fuel made from natural gas, as part of a program aimed at lessening the military’s dependence on foreign oil. The bomber used a 50-50 blend of synthetic fuel feeding two of its eight engines, with the other engines running on conventional jet fuel as a safety measure. At least two more test flights with the fuel are planned. If the tests indicate the fuel is viable, additional testing will be done, said Ronald Sega, undersecretary of the Air Force. last_img read more

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first_img50 million people around the world are living with dementia today. The study included 10,000 adults from 10 countries. Although the survey showed a majority of people are worried about getting dementia, it revealed people have faith in the dementia research happening today to bring about a cure. Alzheimer’s Research UK shares that belief. We must ensure that dementia is a priority and continue to support dementia research to bring about the life-changing treatments people believe are possible.In just three years the number of people living with dementia in the UK will increase to one million. Thanks to widespread support for research, more people are surviving diseases like cancer and HIV/AIDS than ever before. We must see this same progress in dementia research to change the impact this condition has on millions of people in the UK and around the world.” Source: Sep 20 2018A new survey from Novartis, Amgen and Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, along with Alzheimer’s Disease International, shows that 91% of people from around the world believe medical research will result in a treatment for dementia. The study also showed that 60% of those adults believe a cure will be developed in their lifetime.Alzheimer’s Research UK, one of the top dementia research funders in the world, has a mission to bring about the first-life changing treatment for dementia and to bring an end to the fear, harm and heartbreak of dementia.Hilary Evans, Chief Executive at Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:last_img read more

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