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"Bio-oil" - From Wood to Crude

By August 4, 2005

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Grad Student Believes Wood May Replace Oil
A graduate student from the University of Idaho believes he has a possible answer to the crude oil crisis using trees. Juan Andres Soria has developed a process in which sawdust and methanol are heated to 900 degrees Fahrenheit to create what he calls "bio-oil". Energy and wood products companies are interested and listening to his report about the process...


June 22, 2006 at 6:37 pm
(1) Juan Colomer says:

Dear Sr. Soria,
I have been working with Energy for quite a while now. I think what you saying is quite hard to believe, I mean the feasibility of Bio-oil from wood replacing much of the petrol used today. Nevertheless I am very interested in hearing about it.
Thank you for your time,
Yours faithfully,

Juan Colomer

July 12, 2006 at 5:03 pm
(2) Ram says:

This is another snake oil vendor.. where are the number?? the mechanims of organic syntesis are complex.Going from celulose(most of the wood) and methanol to the hundreds of compounds found in oil? This article show disrespect for science.

August 4, 2006 at 2:06 am
(3) kaushik says:

dear soria

we are very much intrested in knowing how u produce bio oil from wood can u expalin plz

October 23, 2010 at 10:04 am
(4) Stan Bachelder says:

My research shows that petroleum comes from wood rather than fossils produced during severe events on earth in the past. Have you found a way to replicate these necessary conditions?

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