“New technique makes “biogasoline” from plant waste”

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http://news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=10823

Gasoline-like fuels can be made from cellulosic materials such as farm and forestry waste using a new process invented by chemists at the University of California, Davis. The process could open up new markets for plant-based fuels, beyond existing diesel substitutes.

“What’s exciting is that there are lots of processes to make linear hydrocarbons, but until now nobody has been able to make branched hydrocarbons with volatility in the gasoline range,” said Mark Mascal, professor of chemistry at UC Davis and lead author on the paper published Jan. 29 in the journal Angewandte Chemie.

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So one day AS-level Chemistry will include this as well as fractional distillation, thermal and catalytic cracking?

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