Sawdust – the new petrol?

In future you may top up your car with petrol – and sawdust. Belgian scientists claim a new process of “bio-refining” can convert the cellulose in sawdust into fuel. Cellulose is present in all non-edible plant parts of wood and it contains strong carbon “chains”. Bio-refining these chains in a chemical process creates a liquid which can bulk out petrol. […]