Logos Technologies to make biomass-based jet fuel

Arlington, Va.-based Logos Technologies Inc. announced in April that it had been awarded a prime contract from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency to produce fully compatible jet fuel from cellulose-the structural component of all plants and algae. With this process, Logos scientists estimate the cellulose waste streams from agriculture, industries and cities could supply a significant amount of U.S. transportation fuel needs with a fossil-fuel substitute that does not introduce additional atmospheric carbon dioxide, does not adversely affect food prices and offers superior performance and engine compatibility when compared with current biofuels.