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Using "Pac Man" Enzymes, Cornell Researchers Explore Way To Turn Biomass Waste Into Replacement For Gasoline

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March 31, 2000
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Worried by rising gas prices? Top off the tank with paper pulp. Fill 'er up with maple chips. Drive down the freeway using cheese whey. As average U.S. gasoline prices soar beyond $1.80 a gallon, proponents of using bio-based fuels and chemicals are gaining momentum. Gasoline-replacement research in the past has focused on ethanol derived from corn, but now agricultural engineers are beginning to understand how biomass waste also can be used as a substitute for petroleum.

SAN FRANCISCO -- Worried by rising gas prices? Top off the tank with paper pulp. Fill 'er up with maple chips. Drive down the freeway using cheese whey. As average U.S. gasoline prices soar beyond $1.80 a gallon, proponents of using bio-based fuels and chemicals are gaining momentum. Gasoline-replacement research in the past has focused on ethanol derived from corn, but now agricultural engineers are beginning to understand how biomass waste also can be used as a substitute for petroleum.


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Cornell University. (2000, March 31). Using "Pac Man" Enzymes, Cornell Researchers Explore Way To Turn Biomass Waste Into Replacement For Gasoline. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/03/000331084341.htm
Cornell University. "Using "Pac Man" Enzymes, Cornell Researchers Explore Way To Turn Biomass Waste Into Replacement For Gasoline." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/03/000331084341.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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