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Experi-mint: Eucalyptus as alternative to dense jet fuel
September 19, 2017

By Brett Stav, College of Engineering and Architecture

PULLMAN, Wash. – A research team led by Hongfei Lin, associate professor from Washington State University’s Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, has developed a novel process for synthesizing dense jet fuel from mint, pine, gumweed, eucalyptus or other plants.

Grant funds test of market potential for jet fuel research
December 1, 2016

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Bin-YangRICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have been awarded a National Science Foundation I-Corps grant to explore the market potential of their biojet fuel research.

Discovery advances biowaste-to-jet fuel research
December 1, 2015

By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities

Bin-YangRICHLAND, Wash. – Researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities have figured out a way to successfully convert a common wood byproduct into hydrocarbon molecules that could be used as jet fuel.

Researchers produce jet fuel compounds from fungus
May 5, 2015

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

Ahring-and-student-webRICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit. The researchers hope the process leads to economically viable production of aviation biofuels in the next five years.

Scientist earns top national award for biofuels research
February 2, 2015

By Tina Hilding, Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture

xiao-zhang-80RICHLAND, Wash. – Washington State University professor Xiao Zhang has received a prestigious National Science Foundation award to junior faculty for his work in converting tough plant material to liquid fuels.