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Sustainable Jet Fuel Based on Lignin

August 2022 | STLE Lignin-derived jet fuel displays a superior heat of combustion, higher seal swell properties and a much lower aromatic content compared to Jet-A. Bin Yang, professor in the Biological Systems Engineering Department at Washington State University (WSU) in Richland, WA, says, “Besides using jet fuel, other propulsion options such as batteries and […]

Lignin-based jet fuel packs more power for less pollution

April 27, 2021  | WSU Insider Pullman, WA An experimental plant-based jet fuel could increase engine performance and efficiency, while dispensing with aromatics, the pollution-causing compounds found in conventional fuels, according to new research. “When we tested our lignin jet fuel, we saw some interesting results,” said Bin Yang, professor with WSU’s Department of Biological […]

Fitria Fnu is working with PNNL researchers to develop sensors that detect refrigerant leaks in air-conditioners.

July 25, 2021  |  Tri-City Herald Richland, WA Fitria Fnu, a participant in the PNNL-Washington State University Distinguished Graduate Fellowship Program, is working with PNNL researchers to develop sensors that detect refrigerant leaks in air-conditioners. Identifying and addressing these leaks can increase energy efficiency as well as prevent risks to human health and the environment. […]

Pilot project turns corn waste into jet fuel

Ocober 22, 2020  |  WSU Insider Richland, WA Researchers at Washington State University are part of a national effort to find a higher-value use for such leftovers. The waste, also known as corn stover, is a plentiful source of lignin, a structural molecule used to make advanced jet fuels. Bin Yang, professor in WSU’s Department […]

New biojet fuel could be a viable alternative to fossil fuel

July 08, 2020  |  WSU Insider Richland, WA A Washington State University Tri-Cities researcher is producing and testing a group of hydrocarbon molecules made from lignin, a waste material from biofuel production, as a new biojet fuel that could replace petroleum-based fuels and lead to greater performance and reduced emissions. Bin Yang, professor of biological […]

“Sustainable Biofuels and the American Dream”

October 24, 2019  |  American Voices Turun yliopisto, Turku, Finland Professor Bin Yang speaks on the topic of “Sustainable Biofuels and the American Dream” during the 27th American Voices Seminar in Turku, Finland. Yang was honored with a Fulbright-Aalto Distinguished Chair award, which is the most prestigious appointment in the Fulbright Program. In Friday’s second […]

Indonesian Fulbright Scholar studying biofuels at WSU Tri-Cities, PNNL

Apr 9, 2019 |  WSU Insider Fulbright scholar Fitria is using her educational experience at Washington State University Tri-Cities and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory to find new and improved ways of creating successful biofuels and bioproducts. In her home country of Indonesia, Fitria, who goes by one name, is a team member and former project […]

BSE Faculty Bin Yang Receives Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award

January 7, 2019  |  WSU Insider By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri‑Cities Bin Yang, a professor of biological systems engineering at Washington State University Tri‑Cities, has been selected for the Fulbright Distinguished Chair Award — the most prestigious appointment in the Fulbright Scholar Program. Fulbright currently awards approximately 8,000 grants annually. Of those, 40 are selected […]

Graduate Students Selected for PNNL-WSU Distinguished Graduate Research Program

December 4, 2018  |  Pullman, WA Three Biological Systems Engineering Students in the Bioenergy & Bioproducts Engineering specialty area have been selected for the 2018 PNNL-WSU Distinguished Graduate Research Program. The students are listed below and are advised by BSE professor Bin Yang. 1. Zhangyang Xu, 2018 PNNL-WSU Distinguished Graduate Research Program (Co-advisor: Dr. John Cort) 2. Xiaolu […]

Researchers collaborate with youth for science fair projects, encourage interest in STEM

September 7, 2018  |  Richland, WA  |  By Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities  RICHLAND, Wash. – High school students in the Tri-Cities have seen success not only at the state level in science fairs, but also at national and international competitions after collaborating with researchers at Washington State University Tri-Cities for their research projects. The goal of […]