If you think plant-based jet fuel is a far-fetched idea, check out the early results of flight- and bench-testing conducted by researchers at Baylor and Purdue universities. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the two schools are evaluating the use of biodiesel fuel in a King Air 90 and a Garrett TPE331-3U-303V engine, respectively. Biodiesel is made from soybeans and is currently used by farmers for operating tractors, a growing number of Midwestern city transit vehicles ...

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