Friday, August 18, 2006

The flying coal scuttle

Coal power could keep America's B52s flying
By Francis Harris
(Filed: 18/08/2006)

The American air force is launching tests to allow gigantic B52 bombers to fly on coal power.
The flights will get underway at an air force base in the Mojave desert next month.
If they are successful, hundreds of American military aircraft will be using synthetic fuel produced from coal by 2010.
Experts are particularly enthusiastic about the possibilities of coal because America sits on a quarter of the world's known reserves.
Tests have already been carried out on one of the giant, eight-engined B52s on the ground. They were judged a success.
Daily Telegraph


Blogger gazza27 said...

Smokeless i hope?

7:01 PM  
Blogger ByronB said...

Lol! Good point!!

11:12 AM  
Blogger gazza27 said...

Do your bit for mother earth lol

8:12 PM  

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