The cost of jet fuel is bankrupting airlines. Maybe there’s a cure coming.
Biomass Magazine reports on Solena Group Technology’s intention to build a biobased jet fuel facility in Gilroy, California. It will produce jet fuel from “municipal, agricultural and forestry waste.”
The plan involves the use of “plasma gasification,” which Matternetwork describesas ” super-heating biomass with plasma torches (aka, death rays), rapidly breaking down the material into their component compounds, resulting in synthetic gas, or syngas.”
Perhaps the biggest key in the idea is the fact that Gilroy wants the plant in their community.
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started the two most popular blogs in the history of MPR and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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