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Flometrics Tests BioDiesel As Rocket Fuel

B-100 fuel test.
by Staff Writers
Mojave, CA (SPX) Jan 14, 2009
Flometrics, Inc. announced today that it has successfully completed its first series of tests on a RocketDyne LR-101 rocket engine with BioDiesel as a rocket fuel. The engine was also tested with RP-1 kerosene rocket fuel from the US Air Force.

The B-100 fuel was found to have performance within 4% of the RP-1 fuel which the engine was originally designed for.

BioDiesel is a renewable, low toxicity, low flammability fuel. The use of vegetable based rocket fuel opens up the possibility of growing oil-producing crops on the moon or mars for use as stock for rocket fuel, eliminating the need of lifting the fuel from the surface of the earth.

NASA is already working on extracting oxygen from the lunar soil, and some scientists at ESA and NASA have proposed growing plants on the moon. HD video of the tests is available

Flometrics is a California corporation located in Carlsbad, California. The company is in the business of developing a rocket fuel pump for safe, affordable and environmentally friendly rocket-powered vehicles.

Flometrics also performs engineering services for the aerospace, medical device and consumer products industries.

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Amherst, MA (SPX) Jun 09, 2008
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst have received a $1 million grant from the U. S. Department of Defense (DoD) to boost the safety and performance of fuel used in thousands of satellites, space vehicles, rockets and missiles.

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