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Posted Fri Sep 19 2008: from National Science Foundation:
From Sugar to Gasoline
Following independent paths of investigation, two research teams are announcing this month that they have successfully converted sugar -- potentially derived from agricultural waste and non-food plants -- into gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and a range of other valuable chemicals.... While several years of further development will be needed to refine the process and scale it for production, the promise of gasoline and other petrochemicals from renewable plants has led to broad industrial interest.
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'Doc Michael says:
Well, this may slow down the Peak Oil crisis -- yet keeps those exhaust pipes belching.
Honestly -- hydrocarbons are hydrocarbons, in terms of climate change, regardless of whether they're "green hydrocarbons" or "unsustainable hydrocarbons," in terms of climate change, and CO2 in the atmosphere.

Yes, one can argue that "if it's grown, it's neutral" -- but why should we be pumping CO2 into the atmosphere at all? We need to get back to the 1950s in terms of CO2, not today.

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