JBEI researchers identify three promising aviation jet fuel feedstocks

October 23, 2018 |

In California, Greencar Congress reports that researchers from JBEI along with Chinese colleagues have produced three promising aviation jet fuel feedstocks whose results were recently published in open-access journal Biotechnology for Biofuels. Researchers undertook computational analysis looking at three sesquiterpenes—epi-isozizaene, pentalenene and α-isocomene—and found they were comparable to commercial fossil-based jet fuel. They were then produced using bioengineering to demonstrate possible viable pathways for producing the feedstocks that are highly energy dense and have low freezing points.

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