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Fischer-Tropsch Process

Volume 451: debated on Monday 30 October 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the merits of powering military platforms with green fuels made by the Fischer-Tropsch process. (93346)

The MOD is closely engaged with major oil companies, original equipment manufacturers and the scientific and technical community to further the use of non-fossil fuels.

As part of this ongoing work, the MOD is currently assessing the utility, compatibility and availability of fuels produced by the Fischer-Tropsch process for a range of military platforms. The Department led the way in the international aviation fuels community on the introduction of synthetic fuels, from specific sources, into the technical specification for aviation fuels.