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Indigenously developed special aviation fuel AVGAS 100 LL was launched by the Indian Government. Key facts AVGAS 100 LL was indigenously developed by the Indian Oil Corporation for the piston engine aircrafts and unmanned aerial vehicles. It is used to power aircraft having spark-ignition piston engines, in which combustion process of the air-fuel mixture is ..
Category: Economy & Banking Current Affairs - 2022
By using sugar, sulphuric acid and salt, the researchers of IIT Hyderabad have developed a cheap and efficient nano-carbon catalyst to help in the production of biofuel precursors. The catalyst showed better efficiency and selectivity than the commercially available variants to produce the desired C15 oxygenated hydrocarbon — a precursor to diesel and jet fuel. ..
The workhorse of the Indian Air Force (IAF), the Russian made AN-32 transport aircraft was formally fleet certified to fly on a blended bio-jet fuel partly derived from trees. The fuel will be 10% tree-derived and 90% conventional aviation fuel. The IAF has plans to widen the experiment over the next two years. The approval ..
Topics: Aircraft • Aviation fuels • Biofuel • Centre for Military Airworthiness and Certification • Emerging technologies • Fuels • Jet fuel • Liquid fuels • Nature • Renewable fuels • Sustainable Development • Sustainable technologies
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, ..
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
Budget passenger carrier SpiceJet has successfully conducted India’s first-ever test flight powered by biojet fuel between Dehradun and Delhi on August 27, 2018. The 43 minute flight was operated by the airline’s Bombardier Q-400 aircraft with total 25 on onboard, including crew. The flight was powered with a blend of 75% Air Turbine Fuel (ATF) ..