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Northern makes breakthrough in organic jet fuel

Havre Daily News/Nikki Carlson

Montana State University-Northern Bio-Energy Center research associate Randy Maglinao, from left, lead research scientist Nestor "Jon" Soriano Jr. and process engineer Akash Narani Thursday ignite aviation fuel on a rolled up tissue in the Applied Technology Center's Biomass Conversion Lab. The research team has, for the first time, discovered a way to produce 100 percent bio-derived aviation fuel made from the oilseed camellia.

Havre's university is quietly awaiting the federal government approving a patent for a process the university's biofuel rese...


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