Report Continues Good News for Renewable Gasoline and Diesel

By  Joshua S Hill, Clean Technica:

Presented at the 244th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society (ACS), scientists have shown that a new process for converting municipal waste, algae, corn stalks, and similar materials into gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel is showing the same promise it did in larger operations as it did in laboratory-scale devices.

“These results are essential in establishing the credibility of a process that may seem too good to be within the realm of possibility,” said Martin Linck, Ph.D. “However, we are moving steadily toward having multiple demonstration-scale facilities in operation by 2014, with each facility producing a range of 3,500-17,500 gallons of fuel a day from non-food plant material. We will be designing commercial-scale facilities that could produce as much as 300,000 gallons per day from the same kinds of feedstocks… Read more

 

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