YSI 2700 helps produce renewable jet fuel
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The California based company, Amyris, has been using the YSI 2700 to develop and produce the biofuel known as AMJ 700.
AMJ 700 has been made using modified microorganisms that function as living factories (algae), converting sugarcane into pure renewable hydrocarbon.
The fuel meets the most rigorous requirements of the aviation industry, meeting all eleven ASTM D1655 specifications for jet fuel.
The first ever flight using the renewable jet fuel took off in Brazil on 19th June 2012, flying over Rio de Janiero, where the Rio 20 U.N. Conference for Sustainable Development was being hosted.
It has been indicated that the renewable biofuel could reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 82% when compared to conventional fossil-derived jet fuel.
The YSI Analyser carries out rapid one-minute tests on a number of chemistries, including Glucose, Xylose, Ethanol and now, the recently released glycerol and is widely used in the development and production of biofuels world wide.
Known as Azul Verde (translated to “a greener blue”), the project began in November 2009 with the objective of evaluating a new concept in the development of a renewable jet fuel in order to provide an alternative to fossil fuels and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
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