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September 15, 2020 | Tom Ballard

California start-up licenses ORNL’s ethanol-to-jet-fuel conversion technology

A Santa Cruz, CA-based start-up has licensed an ethanol-to-jet-fuel conversion process developed by researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The technology, invented by Zhenglong Li, will enable cost-competitive production of jet fuel and co-production of butadiene for use in renewable polymer synthesis. The fuel created through this process offers improved properties over what’s in use currently in the aviation industry.

The mission of Prometheus Fuels is to remove carbon dioxide from the air and turn it into net-zero carbon gasoline and jet fuel. Click here to read yesterday’s news release from ORNL.

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