Researchers Transform Sugar Into Gasoline Hydrocarbons

Researchers Transform Sugar Into Gasoline Hydrocarbons
Andy Stiny /Santa Fe New Mexican via AP

It sounds like modern-day alchemy: Transforming sugar into hydrocarbons found in gasoline.

But that’s exactly what scientists have done.

In a study in Nature Chemistry, researchers report harnessing the wonders of biology and chemistry to turn glucose (a type of sugar) into olefins (a type of hydrocarbon, and one of several types of molecules that make up gasoline).

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