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Minnesota Discovery Could Make Fuel and Plastics Production More Energy Efficient and Cost Effective
October 12, 2011
A University of Minnesota team of researchers has overcome a major hurdle in the quest to design a specialized type of molecular sieve that could make the production of gasoline, plastics and various chemicals more cost effective and energy efficient.
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