Tag: Washington State University

Washington State University researchers find extensive benefits from plant-based jet fuel

Washington State University researchers find extensive benefits from plant-based jet fuel

May 12, 2022 |

In Washington state, experimental plant-based jet fuel could increase engine performance and efficiency, while dispensing with aromatics, the pollution-causing compounds found in conventional fuels, according to new research. In a study published in the journal Fuel, researchers analyzed a Washington State University-developed jet fuel based on lignin, an organic polymer that makes plants tough and […]

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Washington State University researchers part of major pennycress study

Washington State University researchers part of major pennycress study

November 3, 2020 |

In Washington state, researchers at Washington State University are taking a closer look at the genetics and physiology of pennycress, as part of a multi-institutional, $12.9 million research project, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, and led by Illinois State University. Their five-year goal: to help develop a winter cover crop that can thrive […]

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Biofuel-powered sensor monitors body’s signals and diagnose diseases

Biofuel-powered sensor monitors body’s signals and diagnose diseases

September 30, 2018 |

In Washington, researchers at Washington State University developed an implantable, biofuel-powered sensor that runs on sugar and can monitor a body’s biological signals to detect, prevent and diagnose diseases. A cross-disciplinary research team led by Subhanshu Gupta, assistant professor in WSU’s School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, developed the unique sensor, which, enabled by […]

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New catalyst for converting low-cost ethanol into isobutene

New catalyst for converting low-cost ethanol into isobutene

August 2, 2011 |

National Laboratory and at Washington State University have developed a new zinc and zirconium-based catalyst that will transform ethanol into isobutene in a single step. As the catalyst requires water, lower grade ethanols and hydrous ethanols can be used rather than the more expensive dehydrated varieties.

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