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FAA Awards Biofuels Contracts to Virent, Competitors

Virent, a CAPCO program company located in Wisconsin, received a $1.5 million contract:

Virent Inc. of Madison said Friday it is one of eight firms awarded contracts by the Federal Aviation Administration to develop plant-based jet fuels.

The FAA awarded $7.7 million in contracts, including the $1.5 million award to Virent, formerly known as Virent Energy Systems.

The companies were selected to help the FAA develop alternative fuels known as “drop-in” biofuels that can be used without changing aircraft engine systems or fueling infrastructure.

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