MSU project tackles alternative fuel

MSU project tackles alternative fuel

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The environmental and chemical engineering department at Mississippi State University is involved in an ongoing project to develop alternative fuel from products that can be found in Mississippi.

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#1 Sep 18, 2008
"MSU researchers discovered a cost-effective process that turns wood chips into a substance that looks similar to gasoline and diesel." What is the octane rating to get me excited???
where you read: "The octane rating of a spark ignition engine fuel is the detonation resistance (anti-knock rating) compared to a mixture of iso-octane (2,2,4-trimethylpentane, an isomer of octane) and n-heptane." And....
the octane rating of ethanol is 116! where you see: "Airplanes are still allowed to use leaded gasoline (known as AvGas), and octane ratings of 100 or more are commonly used in super-high-performance piston airplane engines." How about that???

Go, MSU chemical engineers, go!

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