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Navy Taps Cobalt and Albemarle for Biobased Jet Fuel

2:24 PM MDT | March 27, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA) and Albemarle have been awarded a contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) for biobased jet fuel. Under the terms of the contract, Albemarle will deploy NAWCWD technology to process Cobalt’s biobased n-butanol to jet fuel at Albemarle’s Baton Rouge, LA facility.     The combined science team from Cobalt and the NAWCWD focused on scaling and optimizing the dehydration chemistry for the conversion of bio n-butanol to 1-butene, followed by oligomerization of the biobutene into...

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