Future BRH core partner and Manchester Institute of Biotechnology spin out company C3 BIOTECH (www.c3biotech.com) has completed a successful Royal Air Force (RAF) trial of its high-performance synthetic fuel. C3 BIOTECH is working with the UK RAF and US Navy to develop its synthetic aviation fuel. The fuel was successfully used by the RAF to fly a four-meter drone. The initial trial created 15 litres of fuel in laboratory conditions. Following successful engine testing, the fixed-wing drone completed a 20-minute test flight in Wiltshire, providing valuable data that indicates the fuel performs consistently to a high standard. This project is now in the next phase with work underway to refine the process and develop deployable manufacturing facilities.

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