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Biofuels Technology Converts Fats Into Jet Fuel

April, 2007

New biofuels technology developed by North Carolina State University (NC State) engineers has the potential to turn virtually any fat source – vegetable oils, oils from animal fat and even oils from algae – into fuel to power jet airplanes.

The technology – called Centia™, which is derived from “crudus potentia,” or “green power” in Latin – is “100 percent green,” as no petroleum-derived products are added to the process. Centia™ can