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    The pathway of gasification, followed by Fisher-Tripsch catalysis, originally developed for coal (in the 40s I think?), will also work for biomass.
    Yup, the Nazis were doing this in World War II to produce gasoline because their access to oil was severely restricted.

    At the time, not a great process, but it did get them some horrendously expensive gasoline.

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Mon Feb 27, 2012 at 09:16:00 AM PST

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