Experi-mint: Eucalyptus as alternative to dense jet fuel

By Brett Stav, College of Engineering and Architecture PULLMAN, Wash. – A research team led by Hongfei Lin, associate professor from Washington State University’s Gene and Linda Voiland School of Chemical Engineering and Bioengineering, has developed a novel process for synthesizing dense jet fuel from mint, pine, gumweed, eucalyptus or other plants.

Washington mint oil industry packs fresh impact

    As the country’s top producer of mint oil, Washington helps keep breath minty fresh worldwide.   “The Columbia Basin and Yakima Valley have the ideal climate,” said Jim Kassebaum, chairman of the Washington Mint Commission and a longtime mint farmer from Outlook.   In 2008, the state produced more than 1.9 million pounds […]

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