Sunday, June 29, 2008

Synthetic Gasoline from Cellulose: Who needs Ethanol?

Synthetic Gasoline - You've heard about synthetic oil. Well here is a process to completely bypass the whole ethanol production problem and create a synthetic gasoline that doesn't suffer the 30% loss in BTU inherent with ethanol.

Switchgrass, agricultural byproducts/waste are main contenders for synthetic gasoline production - or they are welcome to just come and harvest the weeds in my yard...

Components for green gasoline can be sythesized in a laboratory from agricultural waste. New processes are breaking the barriers to producing green gasoline on the large scale needed for industrial produciton. Credit: Ben Barnhart
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