Egyptian research lab moving forward with UCO/jatropha aviation biofuel

May 10, 2017 |

In Egypt, following three years of R&D, researchers from the National Research Center’s Department of Chemical Engineering have developed aviation fuel using a combination of used cooking oil and jatropha oil, though algal oils and palm oil have also been trialed in the mix. Using sewer water to irrigate the jatropha trees helps to keep the production costs down, which researchers say aren’t very high. The country has set a mandate that 3% to 5% of aviation fuel should be biofuels by 2020.

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