• It takes half a day to convert the cellulose in the wood shavings into saturated hydrocarbon chains, or alkanes
  • The method allows scientists to make 'petrochemical' products using biomass
  • The possible applications go beyond gasoline: "The green hydrocarbon can also be used in the production of ethylene, propylene and benzene which are the the building blocks for plastic, rubber, insulation foam, nylon, coatings and so forth

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