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Virent, Viridia Jet Fuel Passes Key Test

10:43 AM MDT | March 26, 2012 | Rebecca Coons

Source: Viridia Renewable technology firms Virent (Madison, WI) and Viridia (Redwood City, CA) say they have successfully converted cellulosic sugars from pine trees into hydrocarbons that can be used as a drop-in replacement for jet fuel. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) tested the jet fuel, which “passed the most stringent specification tests we could through at it…under some conditions where conventional jet fuels would fail,” AFRL says. Virdia, formerly HCL Cleantech, uses concentrated acid and solvent extraction to...

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