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12.01.2010  |  Thinnes, Billy,  Hydrocarbon Processing Staff, Houston, TX

Keywords: [latest refining news] [downstream] [biofuels] [petrochemicals] [oil ]

Cobalt Technologies has an agreement with the US Navy to develop technology for the conversion of biobutanol into full performance jet and diesel fuels. Under the agreement, n-biobutanol produced by Cobalt will be converted to bio-jet and biodiesel fuels using technology developed at the US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) in China Lake, California. The result will be a complete substitute for military and civilian jet fuel, meeting all applicable specifications. In addition, Cobalt will have an option to obtain an exclusive license to commercialize process improvements for the production of all military and civilian transportation fuels.

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