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Virent and Virdia produce jet fuel from cellulosic sugars [Registered]

Virent and Virdia recently announced that they have been successful in converting cellulosic sugars from pine tree to drop-in hydrocarbon fuels. Virdia’s technology releases sugars from cellulosic feedstock which is converted to fuel via Virent’s BioForming® process. This development is part of the BIRD Energy project, a joint program commenced in January 2011 and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Israeli Ministry of National Infrastructure and the BIRD Foundation. Jet fuel produced by the Virent process has been rigorously tested at the U.S Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). Tim Edwards of the Fuels Branch of the AFRL said,…

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