Applied Research Associates, based in Panama City, Florida, is partnering with Chevron Lummus Global, the National Research Council of Canada, the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory, and Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. to create RediJet biofuels. The jet fuel, produced mainly from carinata seeds, will be "drop in" fuel-- meaning the fuel will work in existing jet engines. The News Herald reports:
“We’re creating a better biofuel,” said Steve Baxley, the senior engineer at Applied Research Associates. "It is easy to make biodiesel that you can run in your tractor, but to put the fuel in an airplane, like an F-22 or an F-16, that meets military specs is what we have been working on.” Fuels that run aircraft such as the F-22 need “energy density” and a “physical density” in a jet fuel.