Discovery advances biowaste-to-jet fuel research
By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities
RICHLAND, 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. [read full article]
Treated with care: Analyzing a new pre-treatment process for biofuel production
By Jon Evans, SeparationsNow.com, Dec 14, 2015
Next-generation biofuels: The biofuel industry is placing great store in the next-generation of biofuels produced from general plant biomass such as straw and wood rather than from food crops such as corn and wheat. The big remaining stumbling block is that although the technology exists for converting plant biomass into biofuels,… [read full article]
Breakthrough WSU invention to turn forests into jet fuel
By Steve Wilhelm, Seattle Techflash, Dec 1, 2015
Just as world leaders are struggling to throttle back climate change at the Paris summit, researchers at Washington State University are honing a new method to turn wood fibers into jet fuel for Boeing (NYSE: BA) jets.
The research, led by Associate Professor Bin Yang, has progressed far enough that it is featured on the cover of the December issue of Green Chemistry, a journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry based in the United Kingdom.