A newly awarded grant from NIFA aims to expand the use of oilseeds and other vegetable oil crops in renewable jet fuel manufacturing. The grant supports collaborative research by Washington State University chemical engineer Hongfei Lin and University of Nebraska–Lincoln (UNL) plant scientist Ed Cahoon. Bio-based jet fuel is one of the fastest growing markets for liquid fuels in the renewable energy sector. Lin and Cahoon are teaming to develop new bio-based jet fuel manufacturing technology and crop feedstocks with vegetable oil compositions tailored for this technology.
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