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Cellulose Gasoline
 
Researchers at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst have developed a new method of refining hydrocarbons-the building blocks of gasoline and plastic-from cellulose. The technique involves heating and then cooling cellulose for precise amounts of time, turning about half the cellulose's energy into hydrocarbons. If the yield can be raised to 100 percent, the researchers put the cost of gasoline produced by the process at $1 a gallon.

For more information on cellulose gasoline visit Science Daily.

 
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