The National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria, Illinois was busy in 2001 researching ways to blend a little bit of methyl soyate (SME) – esters from fatty acids of soybean oil – with jet fuel (JP-8) without affecting an aircraft's operation. Adding between 10 and 30 percent SME to diesel also creates biodiesel that can start an engine in cold weather (down to 5°F).
The researcher mentioned in the article, Robert Dunn, has kept busy with biodiesel research, as you can see here. I asked him to update us on his progress, but to no avail.
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