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The US Air Force has conducted a flight test of the C-17 Globemaster III using JP-8 biofuel, jet fuel blended with a combination of traditional petroleum-based fuel.

The flight test was conducted by the 418th Flight Test Squadron from 23 August to 27 August 2010 at Edwards Air Force Base, California, US.

During the flight test, the C-17 used 50% of JP-8 blended with 25% renewable biofuel and 25% fuel derived from the Fischer-Tropsch process.

The flight test of the C-17 Globemaster was conducted with different combinations of HRJ and JP-8.

During the test, the C-17 performed several manoeuvres at different altitudes such as decelerating and then accelerating.

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