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Carbohydrates (Synthesis)

Volume 888: debated on Monday 10 March 1975

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47.

asked the Secretary of State for Energy what consideration is being given to the synthesis of carbohydrates as a means of producing hydrocarbon fuels.

The most direct route to fuel production from carbohydrates would be the conversion of natural carbohydrates, e.g., starch, sugar, to alcohols. The technologies for this are well established but are uncompetitive.