Friday, November 9, 2012

Distilling Diesel from Sugar; Tokelau Islands Go Fully Solar

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Distilling Diesel from Sugar; Tokelau Islands Go Fully Solar

"Discovered: Brewing renewable fuels from simple sugar; New Zealand-administered islands powered only by the sun; engineers study butterfly textures; sardines dying off in the Caribbean. Sweet, sweet renewable gas. 
Israel's first president Chaim Weizman also happened to be a chemist, and he invented a fermentation process nearly 100 years ago to turn starch into explosives. His method hasn't been in use much, until now, with UC Berkeley scientists reviving the process to turn simple sugars into diesel fuel. "
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