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This sludge from paper mills may become the source of fuel for your car if Pacific Northwest and BioFine, Inc., have anything to say about it.

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Document Title: Paper Mill Sludge
Category: Agricultural Research, Chemistry, Economic Development and Technology Commercialization, Pollution Prevention and Waste Reduction
Media Type: Photos
Date of Image/Photo: 1997
Background: BioFine, Inc. is making chemicals from renewable feedstocks; specifically, they are making levulinic acid (4-oxo-pentanoic acid) from paper mill sludge. Levulinic acid is a clean intermediary chemical (also called a platform chemical) for making other chemicals. Researchers at Pacific Northwest are making into an automotive fuel known as MTHF (methyltetrahydrofuran). BioFine and Pacific Northwest are working together under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement.
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