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Team converts wet biological waste to diesel-compatible fuel

Date: December 4, 2018 Source: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Summary: In a step toward producing renewable engine fuels that are compatible with existing diesel fuel infrastructure, researchers report they can convert wet biowaste, such as swine manure and food scraps, into a fuel that can be blended with diesel and that shares diesel’s combustion …

Ready-to-use recipe for turning plant waste into gasoline

Ready-to-use recipe for turning plant waste into gasoline. Credit: KU Leuven – Joris Snaet Bioscience engineers at KU Leuven, Belgium, already knew how to make gasoline in the laboratory from plant waste such as sawdust. Now the researchers have developed a roadmap, as it were, for industrial cellulose gasoline. In 2014, at KU Leuven’s Centre …

Millions of tons of plastic waste could be turned into clean fuels, other products

A chemical conversion process developed at Purdue University allows researchers to turn recycled shopping bags into pellets into oil as shown in the bottle being held by Linda Wang, the Maxine Spencer Nichols Professor in the Davidson School of Chemical Engineering. Using distillation, that oil is separated into a gasoline-like fuel in the bottle in …