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Money Doesn't Grow on Trees, But Gasoline Might (4/12/2008) -
April 12, 2008
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"For their new approach, the UMass researchers rapidly heated cellulose in the presence of solid catalysts. They then rapidly cooled the products to create a liquid that contains many of the compounds found in gasoline. The entire process was completed in under two minutes using relatively moderate amounts of heat. The compounds that formed in that single step, like naphthalene and toluene, make up one fourth of the suite of chemicals found in gasoline. The liquid can be further treated to form the remaining fuel components or can be used "as is" for a high octane gasoline blend." -
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