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Saturday, March 13, 2004

AP Wire | 03/13/2004 | Creating jet fuel from coal getting close to reality, scientists say
After about 15 years of study, scientists at Pennsylvania State University say they are getting ready to test a fuel, half of which is derived from coal, which they believe can provide the stability required by the ever-hotter-burning engines in fighter jets.
Not only that, but Penn State scientists say they have removed a major obstacle to producing a coal-blended fuel by coming up with a way to make it in an existing refinery, instead of building a new one. And if they can sell off some of the byproducts, they believe that getting fuel from coal could finally be less expensive than refining crude.


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