Washington State University (WSU) researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus. The black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit leads the researchers to hope the process will become an economically viable production process for aviation biofuels in the next five years. The team, led by […]

Researchers Greg O’Neil of Western Washington University and Chris Reddy of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution have found an unusual and untapped class of chemical compounds in an algae species to synthesize two different fuel products, in parallel, a from the single algae. The algae is a common algae commercially grown to make fish food that […]

Washington State University (WSU) researchers have developed the first fuel cell that can directly convert jet fuel or gasoline to electricity. If the fuel cell will scale up economically that could take the 30 mpg automobile beyond 100 mpg. Its a dramatically more energy efficient way to create electric power for planes or cars. The […]

An EU-funded SOLAR-JET project at notable research organizations from academia through to industry (ETH Zürich, Bauhaus Luftfahrt, Deutsches Zentrum für Luft- und Raumfahrt (DLR), ARTTIC and Shell Global Solutions) has successfully demonstrated the entire production chain for renewable aviation kerosene obtained directly from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide. The new EU process has also the […]

Bio diesel compared to ethanol is way behind in displacing petroleum products.  Add in the other middle distillates such as jet fuel and kerosene and the very small percentage looks even smaller.  Ethanol has been used for centuries and has a huge head start, but a new breakthrough at the U.S Department of Energy (DOE)’s […]

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