50/50 F-76/DSH-76 Specification and Fit-for-Purpose Level I Test Results
Research rept. 9 Feb 2012-9 Apr 2013
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND PATUXENT RIVER MD FUELS AND LUBRICANTS DIV
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Direct sugar to hydrocarbon diesel DSH-76 is an iso-paraffinic single molecule fuel produced from direct fermentation of renewable sugars. This test report summarizes chemical, physical and fit for purpose FFP test results of a 7030 and 5050 blend of petroleum F-76 and DSH-76. The 7030 and 5050 F76DSH-76 met all specification properties as set forth by MIL-DTL-16884L and FFP criteria as set forth by NAVSEA technical warrant holders, engine OEMs and subject matter experts1. Chemical profiling showed the chemical composition of neat DSH-76 to consist of a C15 iso-paraffinic molecule with very little side products. These test results support the continued qualification of 5050 F76DSH-76 for shipboard use by the U.S. Navy.