Country

USA

Date

31/01/2014

Entity

Embry-Riddle University

Product

Biofuel

Category

R&D

Summary

​Open-source project for renewable jet fuel at Embry-Riddle University

The ‘CapStone’ project is inviting the participation of students and academics from universities around the world as well as companies in an open-source project to develop jet biofuel.

The students will be working on further development of a biodiesel transesterification reactor invented by Dr Richard Parnas of the University of Connecticut, which is claimed to be a small, efficient and inexpensive process to recycle waste vegetable oil (WVO) into biodiesel or jet fuel. The project is aiming to extend the transesterification process from a biodiesel finished product to jet fuel. The process does not use any catalysts but rather relies on a carefully designed balance of kinetics and thermodynamics.

Classroom lectures, building, testing and refining will be live broadcast, recorded and posted for any student to follow. A global network will allow participants to contribute to the science and technology of the project and share with experts through social media.

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Open-source project for renewable jet fuel at Embry-Riddle University

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