Researchers are developing methods for safer biofuels

08/2/2011 | International Business Times

Researchers from the University of Copenhagen in Denmark are developing a formula to measure the toxicity of biofuels based on their method of production. Biofuels that are produced under certain pathways can degrade into harmful compounds, according to lead researcher Solvejg Jorgensen. "There is an almost infinite number of different ways to get to these fuels. We can show the least hazardous avenues to follow and we can do that with a series of calculations that take only days," Jorgensen said.

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