Green gasoline: Coming soon to a pump near you?
Terrabon uses a fermentation process called MixAlco, which was developed by researchers at Texas A&M University, and it's thought that this type of second-gen biofuel could replace ethanol as the gasoline alternative of choice within the next decade or so since its use would require no special modifications to automobiles or the current energy infrastructure.
Last fall, Terrabon completed work on a $3.5 million facility that's capable of putting out 300 gallons per day of green gasoline from chopped sorghum. If all goes to plan, a much larger second plant will be built with backing from Valero, the nation's largest oil refiner.
[Source: Houston Chronicle via Green Car Advisor]
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