The aircraft flew exactly as we expected - no surprises. The fuel works so well, all I needed to do was fly the plane.

- U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander Tom Weaver, after flying demonstration flight fueled by camelina-based biojet fuel on April 22, 2010.

Navy Flight

Camelina Fuels Historic Military and Commercial Flights

Camelina produced by Sustainable Oils has powered a number of historic military, public and private aviation flights. We’re excited to be leading the way in providing a new biojet fuel source that will benefit the environment and provide economic opportunities for farmers and rural communities.

News articles:

Transatlantic flights by Boeing and Honeywell – June 2011
Camelina produced by Sustainable Oils made history at the 2011 Paris Air Show. Two flights fueled by a blend of camelina-based jet fuel and traditional jet fuel flew from the U.S. to Paris for this year’s show.
- Honeywell news release and photos
- Boeing news release, photos and video

747 lands in Paris with camelina blend jet fuel from Montana
June 21, 2011

Transatlantic Biofuel Flights Kick Off Paris Air Show
Wired News
June 20, 2011

Biofuel jet accomplishes first transatlantic flight, lands in Paris
Military & Aerospace Electronics
June 19, 2011

Camelina Fuel Powers Thunderbirds
Domestic Fuel
May 23, 2011

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly first performance with camelina-based jet fuel - May 20, 2011
On May 20, 2011, hydrotreated renewable jet fuel (HRJ) made from its camelina powered two Air Force F-16 aircraft as part of a Thunderbirds demonstration flight today at the Joint Services Open House. It was the first time renewable fuels have ever been used as part of a Department of Defense Aerial Team show.
- Sustainable Oils news release
U.S. Air Force article, photos

U.S. Navy Seahawk helicopter flies on camelina-based biojet fuel
Nov. 22, 2010
The U.S. Navy flew a MH-60S Seahawk helicopter on a 50/50 biofuel blend as part of its "green" fuel efforts. The helicopter from the Air Test and Evaluation Squadron Two One used a fuel mixture made from camelina seed.

E. Washington testing ground for new biofuel
News Tribune
April 26, 2010

Shock wave: Camelina biofuels break sound barrier in Navy F-18 trial
Biofuels Digest
April 23, 2010

U.S. Navy “Green Hornet” Test Flight – April 22, 2010
Sustainable Oils supplied the camelina-based biojet fuel that successfully powered the Earth Day test flight of the U.S. Navy's F/A-18 “Green Hornet” aircraft. Taking place at the Naval Air Warfare Center in Patuxent River, Maryland, the flight was the first to demonstrate the performance of a 50-50 blend of camelina-based biojet fuel and traditional petroleum-based jet fuel at supersonic speeds. The use of this camelina-based fuel, which was produced by Honeywell's UOP using its renewable jet fuel process technology, marks a significant milestone in the certification and operational use of camelina-based biofuels in military aircraft.
- Sustainable Oils news release
- Navy news release
- Downloadable photos
- Video of test flight

Camelina Test Flight
KULR-TV, Billings MT
April 22, 2010

Navy tests plant-powered jet
Associated Press, posted on Washington Post web site
April 22, 2010

Montana-grown biofuels power Navy flight
KFBB TV, Great Falls, MT
April 21, 2010

U.S. military takes steps to address climate change; buys renewable jet fuel from Montana source
Billings Gazette
April 20, 2010

First Green Supersonic Jet Launches on Earth Day
National Geographic Daily News
April 19, 2010

Military Teaches Warthog to Guzzle Biofuel
Fast Company
March 31, 2010

U.S. Air Force Pumps Up A-10C Thunderbolt II with Camelina Biofuel
Clean Technica.com
March 31, 2010

US Air Force A-10 aircraft biofuel flight test a success
Recharge News
March 26, 2010

Air Force tests flight with greener fuel
March 26, 2010

Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II Test Flight – March 25, 2010
Sustainable Oils powered the historic and successful flight of a U.S. Air Force A-10C Thunderbolt II which flew on a 50-50 blend of camelina-based jet fuel and traditional jet fuel. The 90-minute flight, which took place March 25 at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, marked the first time that any aircraft has been powered by conventional and biomass-based fuel in all engines.
- Sustainable Oils news release
- U.S. Air Force news release
- Video footage of flight

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