The conversion of biomass into renewable jet fuel

Yu Kai Chen, Cheng Han Lin, Wei Cheng Wang

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Producing renewable jet fuels from solid waste contributes greatly on circular economy with respect to the energy, environment and economics. The feedstock sources are resolved, the solid wastes are re-used, the pollution from aircrafts are reduced and the air energy is renewed. In this study, the rice husk biomass, which has been a headache agriculture waste in Taiwan, was turned into products similar to traditional jet fuel through fluidized bed fast pyrolysis, hydro-processing and hydro-cracking/isomerization, in which significant increases in normal alkanes, iso-alkanes and cycloalkanes were found. The final product from hydro-cracking/isomerization contained appropriate amount of normal, iso-, and cyclo-alkanes, which made it suitable to be the replacement for jet fuel.

Original languageEnglish
Article number117655
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Jun 15

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Building and Construction
  • Pollution
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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