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The greening of gasoline

UMass researchers aim to turn plant matter into less costly fuel that’s more environmentally friendly

Umass-Amherst professor George Huber (left) and student Torren Carlson work at a gasoline-producing reactor. (Christine Peterson for The Boston Globe) Umass-Amherst professor George Huber (left) and student Torren Carlson work at a gasoline-producing reactor.
By Dave Copeland
Globe Correspondent / July 13, 2009

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In a laboratory at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, graduate students hover around a complex setup that involves tubes, chambers, and dials. The students load sawdust into one side of the machine and, within moments, a brown liquid begins to drip into a catch basin on the other side. (Full article: 823 words)

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