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Elizabeth M
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Re: Biofuel Testing
Elizabeth M   5/30/2013 4:35:43 AM
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That's a really good point, rrietz, I didn't even think of that. But the emisions from creating a fuel also count so those stats would be good to know as agencies and companies begin to choose bio fuels.

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Re: Biofuel Testing
rrietz   5/29/2013 9:57:24 AM
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Part of the emissions cost of any fuel is the emissions created during its production and distribution.  It would be interesting to compare the total emissions for both traditional petroleum products and non-traditional products such as bio-fuel.  

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Re: Biofuel Testing
Elizabeth M   5/29/2013 5:54:20 AM
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Agree with nadine that those are good questions, Al...am curious about the answers. It's my understanding that a lot of this is in the testing phase, although there have been some long-haul biofuel flights accomplished by airliners and I think the airline industry may be a bit further ahead. But Ann can correct me if I'm wrong?

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Re: Biofuel Testing
NadineJ   5/28/2013 6:15:07 PM
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Those are good questions.  In addition, were there any other noticeable changes in engine performance with the biofuel?

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Biofuel Testing
apresher   5/28/2013 4:11:49 PM
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Ann,  Do you have any idea from your interviews on where biofuel technology is in the development process? Is this part of an early testing phase, and do you think the impetus for the work is reduced emissions or other goals? Thanks.

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Ann R. Thryft   5/28/2013 11:35:35 AM
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Thanks, Elizabeth. The variety of possible feedstocks for biofuels is truly huge, and not confined to plants. This plant looks like a potentially good candidate.

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Elizabeth M   5/28/2013 7:00:17 AM
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Thanks for the continued coverage of this, Ann. Seems like there are a lot of unanswered questions yet but at least the preliminary results are positive. I didn't know much about this type of biofuel before NASA began testing it so if it goes well perhaps it will become a more widely used option in both tests and even commercial flights. Seems like it's headed that way already.



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