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Gasoline Substitute Made From Plant Waste Developed By UC-Davis

By Antony Ingram 884 views Feb 27, 2014 Follow Antony Reddit This! Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Biofuel crops (photo: Texas A&M University biofuels research alliance) Enlarge Photo Plant-based diesel has been available for many years now but making a true gasoline-like hydrocarbon from plant oils has proven a lot more difficult. Chemists at the University of California, Davis think they've cracked it, though, using a new technique to make "biogasoline" from plant waste. Biodiesel will be familiar to many readers, increasingly touted as an alternative to fossil fuel-based diesel fuels. It's proven much easier until now to form a diesel-like fuel, with long, straight hydrocarbon chains, from plant-based oils. The fuel is chemically very similar to that of regular diesel. Doing similar with gasoline's shorter, branched chains of carbon atoms has proven difficult, but UC...

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