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Jet Propellant Goes Green

12:30 PM MDT | September 14, 2007 | Chemical Week Editorial Staff

Honeywell’s UOP (Des Plaines, IL) says it has been awarded $6.7 million from the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) to develop bio-based jet fuels. The aim of the project is to commercialize a process to convert vegetable and algal oils into jet propellant 8 (JP-8) to be used by U.S. and NATO militaries. Fueling up: UOP teams up to reach for the sky. UOP says it will work on the project with Arizona State University (ASU; Mesa, AZ), Cargill, Honeywell Aerospace, Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, NM), and Southwest Research...

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