A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering researchers has invented what it says is a more efficient method to make a diesel-like liquid fuel from corn and biomass. “It's a very efficient process,” says George Huber, a graduate student member of the team. “Our new process has the potential to create twice the energy (yielded) in using corn to make ethanol.” About two-thirds of the energy required to make ethanol is consumed in fermenting and distilling corn. The ...

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