Knowledge is beautiful.
In other words, by using materials like corn and
plants, researchers are perfecting a process
that uses an adaptable, greener approach
to lower costs and increase the efficiency of
biofuel and alcohol production.
Chemical research at the University of Saskatchewan has led
to a new method of separating water from ethanol mixtures
that uses non-toxic starch-based materials that are 40 times
more effective than traditional cellulose materials and doesn’t
require the use of additional energy to isolate the ethanol, a
key ingredient in biofuel and alcoholic beverages.