Soybeans And Coconuts To Power Jets

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Who Says Only McDonald’s Can Use Soybeans for Gas

Scientists in the US have turned oil from plants like soybeans and coconuts into jet fuel that is equivalent to kerosene derived from oil.

According to a report in the Scientific American, working with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), scientists at the Energy and Environmental Research Center (EERC) at the University of North Dakota turned these plant oils into fuel that had a similar density, energy content and even freezing point.

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