In Brief, Crop waste could power jet engines, NewScientist, 30 March 2019, p 18
In China, researchers at the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics have found a relatively simple way of turning the cellulose of plant wastes into polycycloalkanes suited as a jet fuel. The mix has a freezing point of -48°C (cf.-47°C for Jet A-1) and an energy density of over 37 MJ/L (cf. 35 MJ/L). It is planned to replace the hazardous dichloromethane currently used in the process.