German fleet of Tornado jet fighters grounded due to problems with biodiesel fuel

German fleet of Tornado jet fighters grounded due to problems with biodiesel fuel

[Ed. – … – … – got nothing here. SMH.  (Note: although Obama’s U.S. program to have the military subsidize biofuels continues (presumably for this and possibly other reasons), we’re starting to see decisions made that will eventually shutter it.  The USDA decision to withdraw subsidies, while not directly a decision about the DOD budget, will have to force a decision pretty quickly.)]

Germany’s air fleet was grounded this week after “too much biodiesel” fuel found its ways into the gas tanks, according to German reports saying the Luftwaffe cannot safely fly with such a mixture.

Germany’s Tornado fleet of war planes was reportedly grounded after an unsafe mixture including too much biodiesel was used to fuel the planes, requiring the fleet to be grounded and their fuel tanks flushed.

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