Super-fuel for military aircraft costs nearly 10 times as much as ordinary jet fuel for commercial planes. Photo: Shutterstock

How China could use bio-waste to mass-produce cheap super-fuel for missiles

  • Scientists’ large-scale conversion of agricultural waste into fuel offers savings up to 60 per cent, they say
  • Discovery could slash military costs and bring civilian applications of hypersonic flight technology closer
Topic |   China science

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Super-fuel for military aircraft costs nearly 10 times as much as ordinary jet fuel for commercial planes. Photo: Shutterstock
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Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen

Stephen Chen investigates major research projects in China, a new power house of scientific and technological innovation. He has worked for the Post since 2006. He is an alumnus of Shantou University, the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, and the Semester at Sea programme which he attended with a full scholarship from the Seawise Foundation.