“The Los Angeles Daily News reports that tests are underway with mighty eight-engined B-52s (veteran planes. Rather, the bombers have been filled up with a 50-50 mix of ordinary jet juice and “Fischer-Tropsch” synthetic fuel, made by Oklahoma company Syntroleum.
Thus far, the synthi-fuel is made from natural gas, but Syntroleum apparently reckons it could produce it from coal.
DARPA, the Pentagon nutty-professor farm are looking to make jet fuel from oil-rich crops produced by either agriculture or aquaculture (including but not limited to plants, algae, fungi, and bacteria)…”
Bio-fuel, not just corn alcohol, but fungus-fuel – derived perhaps from mushrooms – powering the mighty American air armadas of the future. If the DARPA mushroom-fuel (mushroleum? mushroline?)…The West’s dependence on oil might disappear.” (It is overdue. – Mother Nature)