MSU project tackles alternative fuel
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!
http://auto.howstuffworks.com/question90.htm 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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