Green Gasoline

The new cover article of Chemistry & Sustainability, Energy & Materials (don't you all subscribe?) details the first direct conversion of plant cellulose into gasoline components-producing a fuel scientists are calling "green gasoline."

If we undertake a large-scale conversion of "sustainable biomass sources like switchgrass and poplar trees" into a standard fuel surrogate, we may begin-within the next five to 10 years-to see more chunks of that up-to-the-hour carbon map (below) morphing into a seafoam hue like exists in the middle of Montana.

Via EurekAlert