India’s first military flight using blended bio-jet fuel flown
India’s first military flight using blended bio-jet fuel has been successfully flown by Indian Air Force (IAF) through an AN-32 transport aircraft in Chandigarh. Bio-jet fuel is made from Jatropha oil sourced from the Chattisgarh Biodiesel Development Authority and processed at the CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun.
The project is a combined effort of IAF, DRDO, Directorate General Aeronautical Quality Assurance (DGAQA) and CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum. Now, IAF intends to fly the An-32 transport aircraft using biojet fuel on 26th January 2019 in the Republic Day flypast.
Topics: Aviation fuels • Biodiesel • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research • Defence Research and Development Organisation • Fuels • India • Indian Air Force • Indian Institute of Petroleum • Jatropha curcas • Jet fuel • Liquid fuels • Liquids