PROPULSION AND POWER RAPID RESPONSE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT (R&D) SUPPORT. Delivery Order 0011: Production Demonstration and Laboratory Evaluation of R-8 and R-8X Hydroprocessed Renewable Jet (HRJ) Fuel for the DoD Alternative Fuels Program
Interim rept. 10 Jul 2008-8 Feb 2010
KLEIN CONSULTING LLC BEAVERCREEK OH
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The objective of this research project was to determine whether a suitable jet fuel could be made from animal fat and other bio feed stocks. A pilot production of 610 gallons of renewable synthetic fuel termed R-8 and R-8X for renewable and JP-8 like was successfully accomplished. In 2008, a nomenclature of hydroprocessed renewable for jet HRJ was determined for these classes of fuels. Numerous fuel property tests, engine, combustor and pump demonstrations, and risk assessments were performed for the R-8 HRJ fuel. The R-8 HRJ appears suitable as an aviation fuel blending stock up to 50 vol. It is also concluded that the unblended and unadditized R-8 HRJ has poor lubricity.