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UGA researcher receives grant to study risks of jet fuel exposure
A University of Georgia College of Public Health professor has received a $650,000 grant for research that aims to better understand the health risks posed to military personnel and civilians who work with jet fuel. (2007-02-16)

Coal-based jet fuel poised for next step
A jet fuel comparable to Jet A or military JP 8, but derived from at least 50 percent bituminous coal, has successfully powered a helicopter jet engine, according to a Penn State fuel scientist. (2006-03-27)

Book a flight on 'Air Algae?'
When the smell of french fries wafts through the airplane cabin, is it from that guy in 24D scarfing down a fast-food meal -- or the jet engines? That question certainly could be food-for-thought for imaginative passengers, as airline companies develop a bigger appetite for the fuels described in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly news magazine of the American Chemical Society, the world's largest scientific society. (2012-06-13)

Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology specialists studied jet fuel ignition
Scientists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology published an experimental study of ignition of jet fuel. (2014-09-04)

Airline industry could fly thousands of miles on biofuel from a new promising feedstock
A Boeing 747 burns one gallon of jet fuel each second. A recent analysis from researchers at the University of Illinois estimate that this aircraft could fly for 10 hours on bio-jet fuel produced on 54 acres of specially engineered sugarcane. (2017-09-11)

Coal-based fuels and products hit the refinery
A variety of end products including jet fuel, gasoline, carbon anodes and heating oil may be possible using existing refineries and combinations of coal and refinery by-products, according to a team of Penn State researchers. (2007-08-20)

Jet-fueled electricity at room temperature
University of Utah engineers developed the first room-temperature fuel cell that uses enzymes to help jet fuel produce electricity without needing to ignite the fuel. These new fuel cells can be used to power portable electronics, off-grid power and sensors. (2014-11-04)

Removing sulfur from jet fuel cools climate
A Yale study examining the impact of aviation on climate change found that removing sulfur from jet fuel cools the atmosphere. The study was published in the Oct. 22 issue of Geophysical Research Letters. (2011-12-14)

Koehler awarded NSF grant for study of atmospheric gases
The National Science Foundation has announced the award of $160,917 to Birgit G. Koehler, assistant professor of chemistry at Williams College, in support of her project on the (1999-11-07)

Future Supersonic Jets Pose Problems For Jet Fuel
The next generation of advanced supersonic aircraft will be cooled by jet fuel, but researchers must first find a way to prevent fuel degradation and carbon deposition. (1997-09-10)

WSU researchers develop fuel cells for increased airplane efficiency
Washington State University researchers have developed the first fuel cell that can directly convert fuels, such as jet fuel or gasoline, to electricity, providing a dramatically more energy-efficient way to create electric power for planes or cars. (2014-06-16)

University of Tennessee professor and student develop device to detect biodiesel contamination
A professor and student team at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, has developed a quick and easy-to-use sensor that can detect trace amounts of biodiesel contamination in diesel. (2013-09-05)

Supersonic transports could be powered by coal
Scientists are looking to coal, rather than petroleum, as a source of jet fuel. Coal-derived fuel is less likely to form engine-clogging deposits in jet engines at higher speeds and temperatures, according to research being presented March 29 at the national meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Francisco. (2000-03-20)

Plastic water bottles may one day fly people cross-country
A research group led by Washington State University scientists has found a way to turn regular plastic waste products into jet fuel. (2019-06-03)

New process yields high-energy-density, plant-based transportation fuel
A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers has developed a highly efficient, environmentally friendly process that selectively converts gamma-valerolactone, a biomass derivative, into the chemical equivalent of jet fuel. (2010-02-25)

Coal source of jet fuel for next generation aircraft
New fuel for the next generation of military aircraft is the goal of a team of Penn State researchers who are demonstrating that jet fuel can be made from bituminous coal. (2004-03-29)

Fossil fuel-free jet propulsion with air plasmas
Humans depend on fossil fuels as their primary energy source, especially in transportation. However, fossil fuels are both unsustainable and unsafe, serving as the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. Researchers in China have demonstrated a prototype device that uses microwave air plasmas for jet propulsion, generating the high-temperature, high-pressure plasma in situ using only injected air and electricity. They describe the engine in AIP Advances. (2020-05-05)

UC discoveries could help quiet the world's cities
University of Cincinnati innovations on reducing the noise of the nation's most sophisticated military aircraft will be presented at an international conference in New York. (2012-08-14)

NREL teams with Navy, private industry to make jet fuel from switchgrass
The Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is partnering with Cobalt Technologies, U.S. Navy, and Show Me Energy Cooperative to demonstrate that jet fuel can be made economically and in large quantities from a renewable biomass feedstock such as switch grass. (2013-06-11)

World's largest fusion experiment back in operation
After an 18-month shutdown to upgrade the machine and four months of commissioning, the Joint European Torus (JET), the world's largest magnetic fusion device, is ready to start new experiments. The inside of the vessel now has a completely new wall. JET is the first fusion machine to test the materials that will be used inside the next-generation international experiment, ITER. (2011-09-07)

New process derives 'green gasoline' from plant sugars
Alternative energy doesn't always mean solar or wind power. In fact, the alternative fuels developed by University of Wisconsin-Madison chemical and biological engineering professor James Dumesic look a lot like the gasoline and diesel fuel used in vehicles today. (2008-09-18)

Aviation fuel is best served well chilled
A simple idea by a Texan inventor could make flying much safer without the need for any expensive modifications. Cooling fuel before it is put into aircraft prevents any build up of explosive fumes in the fuel tanks. (1999-09-22)

How airlines are cutting their carbon footprint
The global aviation industry has pledged that by 2050, it will reduce its net carbon emissions to half its 2005 levels. Achieving this will require not only improved engine efficiency and aerodynamics, but also a turn to renewable jet fuel. The transition has begun, but biofuel makers need more funds and policy support to ramp up production, according to an article in Chemical & Engineering News, the weekly newsmagazine of the American Chemical Society. (2016-10-06)

Fats into jet fuel -- NC State 'green' technology licensed
New biofuels technology developed by North Carolina State University engineers has the potential to turn virtually any fat source -- vegetable oils, oils from animal fat and even oils from algae -- into fuel to power jet airplanes. (2007-02-28)

First production of synthesized 'solar' jet fuel
With the first ever production of synthesized 'solar' jet fuel, the EU-funded SOLAR-JET project has successfully demonstrated the entire production chain for renewable kerosene obtained directly from sunlight, water and carbon dioxide, therein potentially revolutionizing the future of aviation. This process has also the potential to produce any other type of fuel for transport applications, such as diesel, gasoline or pure hydrogen in a more sustainable way. (2014-04-28)

Research aims to help renewable jet fuel take flight
The International Air Transport Association predicts that 7.2 billion passengers will fly in 2035, nearly doubling the 3.8 billion in 2016. So how do we make flying easier on the environment? Instead of petroleum, University of Delaware researchers have developed new processes to ramp up production of bio-based fuel made from corncobs and wood chips. (2017-10-30)

Sustainable 'bio-derived' jet fuel industry is achievable
Establishing an economically and environmentally beneficial, (2011-05-25)

Soya-powered planes
American biochemists say aircraft fuel based on soya oil is just the thing to give commercial aviation a greener future. The biofuel blend would slash consumption of fossil fuel and slow the release of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, because the carbon it releases is from renewable sources. (2004-03-24)

ASU researchers partner with UOP to make biofuel for military jets a reality
Arizona State University researchers are part of a team led by UOP, LLC., a Honeywell company, that is looking at alternative sources of oil that could be used to produce Jet Propellant 8 or military jet fuel. (2007-08-02)

Song receives ACS's Henry H. Storch Award in Fuel Chemistry
Chunshan Song, distinguished professor of fuel science and director of the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences' Energy Institute, Penn State, received the Henry H. Storch Award in Fuel Chemistry. (2010-04-26)

Jet streams experience traffic jams, too, driving extreme weather events
High above our heads, an unseen traffic jam is occurring as meandering jet streams cause eastward atmospheric circulations to become blocked, a process that can in turn create extreme events such as heat waves. (2018-05-24)

Meteorological silk road pattern may take a toll on Eurasian climate in north-jet years
The meteorological teleconnection pattern that covers most domains along the ancient Silk Road exerts significant influences on climatic anomalies over Eurasia. Scientists from the Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, previously found that there is a significant positive relationship between the Silk Road Pattern and the north-south displacement of the Asian jet. Subsequently, in a recent study published in Advances in Atmospheric Sciences, they demonstrate that this relationship is robust only in north-jet years. (2018-02-21)

Astronomers study 2 million light year 'extragalactic afterburner'
Blasting over two million lights years from the center of a distant galaxy is a supersonic jet of material that looks strikingly similar to the afterburner flow of a fighter jet, except in this case the jet engine is a supermassive black hole and the jet material is moving at nearly the speed of light. (2012-10-22)

Improved fuel structure reduces explosive qualities
The dangers of explosive fuel could soon be reduced with the development of a new material that is comprised of extremely long polymer chains that can reduce fuel misting and consequential explosiveness. (2015-10-01)

Argonne scientists reveal interaction between supersonic fuel spray and its shock wave
Shock waves are a well tested phenomenon on a large scale, but scientists at the US Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory and their collaborators from Wayne State University and Cornell University have made a breakthrough that reveals the interaction between shockwaves created by high-pressure supersonic fuel jets. (2009-03-12)

Launch madness at Wallops in March - '5 in 5'
Launch madness will hit the east coast in March as NASA launches five rockets in approximately five minutes to study the high-altitude jet stream from its Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia. (2012-03-05)

New approach removes sulfur from military-grade fuel; Syngas powers the process
Researchers at PNNL have developed a compact and rugged microchannel distillation unit to create a light fraction of JP-8, the standard military fuel. (2006-03-29)

Bio jet fuels good for the climate, but technologies need tweaking
As much as 20 per cent of jet fuel burned in Norway in 2030 could be biofuel made from the country's forest residues. This alone could cut greenhouse gas emissions from Norway's aviation sector by 17 per cent. (2018-11-19)

Methanol could fuel computers, cell phones
Virginia Tech researchers are determining the optimum materials for use as a proton exchange membrane in a methanol-based fuel cell. (2003-03-23)

Key technology for mass-production of lignin-bio-aviation fuels for reducing greenhouse gas
The team, led by Dr. Jeong-Myeong Ha of the Clean Energy Research Center at the Korea Institute of Science and Technology(KIST), has developed a technology that can be used to mass-produce aviation-grade fuels from wood wastes. The ability to produce aviation-grade fuel from wood waste is expected to help international aviation companies comply with the new strong emissions regulations, which are scheduled to go into effect in 2027. (2020-07-17)

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