Tag: terpene

The Terpene fuel machine: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to terpenes

The Terpene fuel machine: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to terpenes

June 22, 2016 |

Much has been written about terpenes in the area of flavors and fragrances. But they have astonishing properties for super high-density jet fuels in the 130,000-140,000 BTU range. Think valencene, premnaspirodiene, and b-caryophyllene. Now, we get into an interesting range of molecules, which Allylix and the Naval Air Warfare Center have been working on. Why […]

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Can warplanes fly farther, carry more weapons, with advanced biofuels? More new data.

Can warplanes fly farther, carry more weapons, with advanced biofuels? More new data.

April 13, 2014 |

We’ve been following the development of advanced fuels that carry more, travel farther — and here’s a giant step forward. A China Lake-based research team finds terpene fuels that add 13% to the performance, compared to fossil fuels. We take a look at the new breed of renewable fuels — with a Q&A to explore […]

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ArborGen joins UF team aimed at producing terpene from loblolly pine

ArborGen joins UF team aimed at producing terpene from loblolly pine

October 5, 2011 |

In South Carolina, ArborGen has announced that it will join a University of Florida-led research team to advance Pine-based transportation biofuels. Funded by a 3-year $6.3 million grant recently awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy, the research team’s goal is to bring about a 5-fold increase in the amount of […]

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