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Advanced thermochemical process for the production of biofuels [Registered]

A new process for converting municipal waste, algae, corn stalks and similar material to gasoline, diesel and jet fuel is showing the same promise in larger plants as it did in laboratory-scale devices, claims researcher Martin Linck at the Gas Technology Institute, Illinois, US. “These results are essential in establishing the credibility of a process that may seem too good to be within the realm of possibility,” said Linck. “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.…

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