UMass Scientist Makes Green Gasoline

The race to create alternative sources of fuel has a new entry: so called “green gasoline”. UMass Amherst chemical engineering professor George Huber has produced a biofuel in his lab that he says is very similar in composition to gas currently used in cars… But it can be made from wood and farm waste — tree trunks, roots, corn stalks, even straw. Green gas is in the category of cellulosic biofuels — fuels made from plant matter, or cellulose… Huber says other cellulosic biofuels require four or five steps to turn the raw plant matter into fuel, but his process does it in only one step. He told WFCR’s Tina Antolini that could make green gasoline less expensive than other biofuels, and it would be significantly cheaper than conventional gasoline.