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NASA's ACCESS II Alternative Jet Fuel Flight Tests Begin Today
2014-05-09 03:43:26

[ Watch The Video: Falcon 20-E5 Aircraft Flies Close Behind NASA DC-8 To Sample Exhaust ] NASA NASA took to the skies today -- along with international partners the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and National Research Council of Canada (NRC) -- to begin a series of flight tests to gather critical data that may aid in the development of cleaner aircraft fuels. The flight tests over Palmdale, California, called Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions II (ACCESS...

High-Flying Sequel Set To Premier By NASA Aeronautics
2014-04-24 03:43:12

Jim Banke, NASA [ Watch The Video: NASA Prepping HU 25C Guardian For ACCESS II Test Flights ] It's the season for sequels. Not only in Hollywood, but over the high desert of California as well. For the second time in as many years, NASA researchers beginning in early May will take to the skies with a DC-8 and other aircraft to conduct a series of flight tests designed to study the effects on emissions and contrail formation of burning alternative fuels in jet engines. And just...

2014-04-01 23:29:17

Clean-tech manufacturer Springboard Biodiesel provides biodiesel fuel-making equipment to the Center for Sustainable Energy Farming in effort to increase fuel options for US Farmers. Chico, CA. (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Biodiesel equipment manufacturer Springboard Biodiesel has selected the Center for Sustainable Energy Farming (CfSEF), a Torrance, California-based nonprofit research organization, to receive its industry-leading biodiesel processor as a charitable donation. The processor,...

2013-12-12 10:56:50

Scientists at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center have made several scientific discoveries demonstrating the significant roles Heterotrimeric G proteins play in plant development and yield. Sona Pandey, Ph.D., principal investigator at the Danforth Plant Science Center and her collaborators have published several papers on their research in recent months. Pandey and collaborators showed that “G proteins” occur in a wide range of land plants and algae. This discovery was published...

2013-12-11 13:05:26

Long considered a weed in North America, Camelina sativa is increasingly valued as an oilseed crop. Researchers at the University of Illinois are now studying its nutritional value when used as part of weanling pigs' diets. When oil is extracted from the camelina seeds, using either solvent extraction or expeller pressing, the oil is then used in fuel production. The defatted meal that is produced during this process is high in protein and may be fed to livestock, but there is very...

2013-03-02 08:15:19

NASA researchers have begun a series of flights using the agency's DC-8 flying laboratory to study the effects of alternate biofuel on engine performance, emissions and aircraft-generated contrails at altitude. The Alternative Fuel Effects on Contrails and Cruise Emissions (ACCESS) research involves flying the DC-8 as high as 40,000 feet while an instrumented NASA Falcon HU-25 aircraft trails behind at distances ranging from 300 feet to more than 10 miles. "We believe this study will...

2011-07-27 13:30:00

BOZEMAN, Mont., July 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a new Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) for production of camelina on 50,000 acres in California, Montana and Washington that will provide support to growers who plant the oilseed crop for production of biofuels. Sustainable Oils, a leading producer and marketer of camelina, strongly supports the BCAP program, highlighting the opportunities it will provide for both growers and the...

2011-06-18 04:00:00

PARIS, June 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that its Green Jet Fuel has successfully powered the first transatlantic biofuel flight, which landed today at Paris-Le Bourget Airport. The Honeywell-operated Gulfstream G450 became the first aircraft to fly from North America to Europe with a 50/50 blend of Honeywell Green Jet Fuel and petroleum-based jet fuel, powering one of the aircraft's Rolls-Royce engines. It was also the first business jet to be...


Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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