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US NREL partners with Cobalt Technologies to develop biosourced jet fuel

3:24 AM MDT | June 7, 2013 | Francinia Protti-Alvarez

The US Department of Energy (DOE)’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL; Washington) is partnering with Cobalt Technologies (Mountain View, CA), the US Navy, and Show Me Energy Cooperative (Centerview, MO) to demonstrate that jet fuel can be made economically and in large quantities from a renewable biomass feedstock such as switchgrass, NREL has announced. “This can be an important step in the efforts to continue to displace petroleum by using biomass resources," says Dan Schell, manager/bioprocess integration R&D at...

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