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Something new from the University of California at Berkley. They have found the key  to breaking the oxygen bond in complex molecules - at least in the lab.

They say it may open up the possibility of replacing many hydrocarbon uses with biomass - providing it can successfully be commercialized.

For the srticle please see:
http://newenergyandfuel.com/http:/newenergyandfuel/com/2009/07/07/breakthrough-getting-the-oxygen-out-of-biomass/